Here are our top five reasons we have chickens. 1. Fresh Eggs) So we'll always have the freshest free-range eggs on hand and know where they came from! We just love to cook and share some of our own recipes with a local restaurant. 2. Fertilizer) We grow fruits and veggies on our farm which we sell in the summer. We now have a constant supply of the best fertilizer in the compost bin. Our gardens grew exceptionally well this year! 3. Pets) We just love having 'unique' pets'? We've found chickens to be a wonderful new experience. 4. Sales) Selling enough eggs and baby chicks to at least pay the chicken feed bill. 5. Landscaping) They have helped us keep the weeds down and bugs away! SO yes we put the chickens to work and give the Gardener & Exterminator (ourselves) a day off! OK, now it's your turn! I hope a lot of people get involved in this. It would be interesting reading all the reasons people have for keeping chickens.