So, you’d like to get startedraising chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! There’s a lot to like about raising chickens in your own backyard. The eggs are a real temptation—tastier and fresher than any store eggs and better for baking, too. The shells, along with the chicken poop, can be tossed right into the compost pile. Much of the day, the birds entertain themselves, picking at grass, worms, beetles, and all of the good things that go into making those yummy farm eggs.