People who are homesteading often have animals that are used as a source of food. If you want to have a steady source of eggs and meat, then you need chickens. Chickens can also be used on your property in ways that will benefit your garden and your entire property. You will have many options to consider if you want to have chickens in your garden.
The number of chickens you will want in your garden will be based on the results you want to achieve. If your chickens are in a coop, then you can collect the poop to use as fertilizer or as an additive to any compost pile.
Most city folks think of eggs when they think of chickens. They have no idea of all the benefits raising chickens provide Homesteaders. In addition to producing eggs there are many others ways chickens can be used. One way is to help with the gardening.
On page 2 learn about 8 different ways chickens can be used Homestead gardening: