We are lucky enough to live in a city that allows chickens. Well actually we researched the city ordinances and made sure we bought a house where backyard poultry was a legal option. Our hens lead a pretty good life, complete with lots of treats, a roomy chicken run/coop, and lots of yard time.
Today during some yard time, the chickens discovered the compost pile. They had a really good time digging and eating all afternoon. Too bad they won't be able to get to it once the vegetable garden gets planted. Chickens and tender seedlings are not a good match.