Composting is a natural process that breaks down organic materials into an earthy, soil-like substance. Putting compost on your lawn and garden adds nutrients to help plants grow. Home composting is a great way to reduce your trash, grow healthy plants, reduce chemical use, protect groundwater and save money.
Why keep chickens?
By keeping chickens at your residence, and feeding them your food scraps, you can reduce the amount of food waste going to the landfill. The average chicken can eat about seven pounds of food per month. Additionally, by mixing their nutrient-rich droppings with yard trimmings, you can create compost for your garden and lawn. Chickens also help aerate your lawn, eat pests like larva and aphids that may harm your lawn, and lay eggs for consumption.