Studies show that eggs from backyard flocks have approximately 25% more vitamin E, 75% more beta carotene, as much as twenty times the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids and only about half as much cholesterol as factory farmed eggs. A small flock of well-tended chickens are not at risk for bacteria such as E. Coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter. And in case you aren’t aware, hens do not need a rooster to lay eggs!
Chickens help out in the garden by eating pests and weeds and pooping fertilizer! They also oxygenate soil with their scratching.