Chemical Free Pest Control
Chickens love to eat ground based bugs, especially ticks. North Carolina has one of the highest infection rates of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever [cdc.gov]. By keeping a few chickens, you will not need to use as many pesticides.
North Carolinian gardeners suffer from red clay and are required to amend the soil so that their plants will flourish. Chickens will provide you with one of the best natural fertilizers. You will no longer need to purchase expensive fertilizers.
Fresher, Healthier, Organic Eggs
Fresh eggs taste better than store bought eggs because the time from coop to your plate is at most a few days instead of weeks or months.
Chicks can be purchased for as little as $1 each and feed is around $0.10 per day per chicken. The feed cost is lower if your enclosed area has grass for them to eat or if you give them table scraps.
Low Maintenance Pets
A chicken can be a very low maintenance pet. You will not need to take them on walks or get them groomed. The only requirements are to check their feed and water a few times per week.
Strengthens a Community
Owners of backyard chickens share a common bond and many meet up on a regular basis and host culturally enriching activities for their communities.