Chickens aka Gateway “drug” farm animal. Those of you who don’t have chickens don’t really know what you are missing. They are one of the most surprisingly entertaining animals in my opinion.
I decided the Healthy Homesteading brand should include a chicken. Of course, you don’t have to own chickens to be a homesteader but it does symbolize the essence of homesteading. Not too many animals can be pets and give you food at the same time. I know there are other poultry like ducks, turkey, and quail that provide eggs as well, but the chicken, she’s special.