One chicken eats about 7 pounds of food waste a month, according to the book “City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Laying Hens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers,” by Patricia Foreman.
I can vouch for that. I have eight chickens. We haven’t thrown away much food waste in two years. Not only does that greatly reduce trash-can odor, but it also knocks a hole in our carbon footprint.
“What if a city had 2,000 households with three hens (or more) each? That could translate to 252 tons of food waste diverted from landfills each year,” says Foreman.
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