Chickens as Pets: 5 Kid-Friendly Chicken Breeds - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Raising a flock of backyard chickens as pets with "benefits" is a fun, fulfilling activity that the whole family can get involved in. Kids love to help collect eggs, refill feeders and waterers, and watch the chickens chase bugs in the yard.
Do Backyard Chickens Make Eggcellent Pets? Most of us probably learned in preschool that chickens live on farms. But child development stages are about to hit the fan, because today's chickens don't always live on farms; they live in backyards. And raising these "backyard" chickens is growing more and more popular. The obvious question is, why?