Chickens are really sustainable and can help supply a family with eggs all year round on your farm or backyard. Not only are these fantastic birds good for eating scraps, making great garden fertiliser with their poop droppings, they can bring you such entertainment and enjoyment!
How Many Chickens Should I Get? Chickens are social birds and they do not fare well on their own, so you should have a minimum of two. As a very loose rule of thumb, two to three hens per family member should cover your egg needs, or four if your family really loves eggs or plans to give eggs away occasionally.