Chickens play a role in the whole of the farm environment. Delaware, Speckled Sussex, and Partridge Rocks are the heritage breeds of chickens inhabiting our mobile coops. These coops are moved about the farm. This allows the chickens to roam about feeding on a varied diet, including pests that are not beneficial to garden plantings, which lends extraordinary flavor to their eggs. They also help to aerate the windrowed compost piles, which aids in the decomposition of organic material that is then used throughout the farm. By keeping chickens, the kitchens receive their quality eggs and the farm benefits from their natural inclination to scratch and eat pests.