Backyard chickens are easy to keep and make the best eggs. But did you know they also control pests, turn your compost, and regenerate the soil?

Everyone loves farm-fresh eggs. Some people even love them enough to keep their own chickens. But keeping chickens brings a host of other benefits as well, especially to your garden. Unfortunately, many people have no idea what goes into keeping chickens, whether for meat, eggs or as (wonderful) pets. This article outlines what chickens need to thrive in a backyard setup and what benefits they bring beyond a tasty breakfast.