- Their healthier, yellower yolks from eating greens (&bugs?) in your garden (omega-3s & carotenoids, etcetera, baby!), but be careful they don't compete for foods you intend for yourself!
- They make high nitrogen (nutrient) compost, but be careful it is "aged" properly or it will burn your plants or contribute disease to the soil. Spreading it thin by always providing them fresh yard prevents some issues.
- They are good surface tillers, and their "tilling" is less likely to hurt your soil structure; but they are SO good, given the chance, they'll get everything;
- Pest eradicators. They are equal opportunity hunters, so they will assassinate garden friends and foes- be careful!
Monday, April 5, 2010