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14 Great Reasons to Raise Backyard Chickens

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Urban homesteading—or growing your own food and raising your own animals in a city or suburb—has become increasingly popular in recent years. Families across the country have shown that you do not need acres and acres of land to grow your own food. One Pasadena, California family of four grows their own food in just 4,000 square feet of space. For many, raising chickens for eggs and/or meat is a great first step on the path towards self-reliance.

Check out tips for getting started here and read these 14 ways keeping backyard chickens is beneficial for your garden and the environment:

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