All around the country, more and more people are trying to eat locally sourced foods, and what’s more local than your own backyard? It’s a philosophy that’s led people to plant vegetable gardens, grow herbs for cooking and in some cases, raising chickens. And while chickens are a great source of eggs, they’re also very useful gardening tools. Before you go shopping for chicken feed in New Jersey, you may want to learn a few ways chickens can help your garden grow. Writing on the blog the Prairie Homestead, free-range chicken expert Justin Rhodes lists some of the ways keeping chickens can be beneficial.