Keeping Chickens





  • Useful recyclers
  • Eat many garden pests
  • Need shelter
  • Good company
  • Produce fresh eggs and manure


Chickens go hand in hand with the aims of a productive food garden. They are brilliant recyclers, turning weeds, plant scraps, pests and non-compostable kitchen scraps into nutritious eggs. Chickens also produce nitrogen-rich poo that is a potent ingredient when added to any compost heap. Chickens are fairly easy to care for and can be fun to have around – all they need are the basics of a happy, healthy life.