Chickens love to hunt for worms and bugs in freshly turned soil.
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Chickens are entertaining even when they’re only a day old.
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Chickens relish many types of “treats” that might otherwise be compost or garbage: stale bread, vegetable peelings and more.
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Baby chicks require special equipment. If you use a waterer that’s designed for full-grown birds, the chicks may drown.
Chickens don’t necessarily need housing this fancy, but you must protect them from predators — including neighborhood dogs.