I keep having good unexpected thing happening as a result of our chickens. - Free ranging chickens do a great job entertaining our daughter and neighbor kids. - They can clear down a garden in the fall better than a rototiller and I dont have to do any work. -They can clean up leftovers from dinner in less than 5 seconds. - My house in on an old farm field and the ground is very nutrient deficient, my garden last year was a complete disaster. Nothing grew, my onions were the size my pinkie finger. This year I had a huge pile of compost with chicken manure mixed in. My garden this year looks great! -I have planted trees that have only grown a few inches in 3 or 4 years because of the soil. I tried compost and mulch, but it did not help. Last year I had the chicken tractor around the trees to give some shade to the chickens and this year the trees have grown over a foot. I can't wait to see what turns up next.