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Personally, I had never thought about raising chickens in my backyard but it is a hobby that is growing in popularity. If I had the room, I would love to have a garden for growing fresh fruit and vegetables. I guess the next logical step would be to raise chickens for eggs. I have a friend who retired and bought, as he called it, a gentleman's farm with some hens. He raved about how great freshly laid eggs are for breakfast.
There are a lot of reasons why somebody would want to raise chickens in their backyard. First and foremost would be having a supply of freshly laid eggs. The fresher a food is, the better it is. It is a great way to connect with your food. It can teach your children that food doesn't just magically appear on the grocery shelf. The chickens can also be considered a family pet.
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