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Urban farming is a growing trend in Victoria which makes grower's food as "local" as possible. Why not add some chickens to the mix and get some local eggs too? Read below for added benefits of raising chickens.


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(from Organic Gardeners website):

  • You can feed chickens food scraps and turn it into fertilizer
  • They can help you garden because they love to eat insects and weeds
  • Chickens naturally scratch and dig which can turn up soil for garden beds
  • Chickens act as great antidepressants because loving a pet will make you happy 

    Be sure to check with your municipality before building a coop! Urban Agriculture Hub has a great resource for Victorians about raising chickens which you can see here (PDF)

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