6 things to know before getting chickens

18th September 2020 | Moira Geddes

Since COVID-19 forced us all to stay at home and get back to basics in the kitchen, the idea of keeping chickens in urban and suburban areas has become increasingly popular.

It’s no surprise really, given the resurgence in backyard vegetable gardening and the fact that chickens are extremely productive pets that produce eggs, turn compost and poop out one of the best fertilisers your garden could hope for.

Here are six things I discovered about chickens, which you should consider before deciding whether to get some feathery friends for yourself.