The Basics of Chicken Keeping

Scorpions may seem like a fearsome threat to you, but to a chicken, they make an especially tasty treat. “Chickens do all kinds of good things,” chicken keeping expert Carol Hamilton told PDM. “The…



Scorpions may seem like a fearsome threat to you, but to a chicken, they make an especially tasty treat.


“Chickens do all kinds of good things,” chicken keeping expert Carol Hamilton told PDM. “They keep flies and scorpions down, and they even help keep the yard clean by breaking manure down. Chicken keeping is the fastest growing pet market segment, and for good reasons.”


The lifelong animal lover and Laveen Pet Club worker, Hamilton, explained to PDM that owning chickens ensures you know what’s going into your food. “People want the meat and eggs,” she said. “Plus, having chickens is cheaper than keeping cattle; and people tend to eat a lot of chicken anyway.”


Chicken-keeping is also a great way to take more control of your own health. “People are wanting to go organic,” Hamilton went on. “They don’t want all the hormones in their meat and they want good quality eggs. When you buy eggs from the store, you don’t know what the chickens