1. Their eggs are just better. Homegrown egg on left, organic store-bought on right. Note the larger, darker, richer yolk and the firmer, tighter white on the homegrown egg. They fry up beautifully too.
2. Chickens make very willing weeders and soil cultivators. (I wish my daughter would weed as happily as the chickens.) They also apply and spread manure directly onto vegetable beds.
4. Chickens make very pretty garden eye candy. (And let’s face it, these girls are more looks than brains.)
6. Finding an egg is like finding a hidden present! (I also feel this way about harvesting potatoes.)