If you ask anyone on the franch which farm animal is the favorite, you will get an unequivocal CHICKEN.
Chickens give so much, and require very little upkeep. They eat the nasty worms in the garden before you accidentally touch them, and get grossed out. They sing to themselves as they work their way across an area. They make rolling and kicking in the dirt look like a total blast. The kids can carry them around like babies. And, of course they are delicious and lay eggs.
We wouldn’t feel complete without a few hens pecking around our toes. We love sharing some of our favorite low-cost approaches to raising chickens, and keeping them happy and healthy.