My answer: To keep the Guineas around. At least that's how it started. We had a bad tick problem in our woods, so we got some Guineas to control the ticks. Everything I read at the time said that if you buy adult Guineas that they will fly off in search of their 'home'. Then I read something that said that if Guineas live with chickens they stick around since the chickens do. So we got chickens. We also kept the Guineas confined for 3 months to sort of reprogram them to where home was. Not sure which one worked, but we still have the original Guineas and chickens. Plus about 70 more *sigh*
So, that's how it started! I would love to know why you started with chickens....or even ducks (we were sent a hatching egg by accident) Geese (given to us as a thank you gift) Guineas (ticks!) quail (son wanted them) or any other fowl you may have.
So....leave a comment: Why did you start raising chickens?