Flightless birds are kept for eggs, animal flesh, pest control services and waste management services (eating leftover human food).

Types of birds[edit | edit source]

The type of flightless birds that are kept are often large birds such as:

Chickens[edit | edit source]

Due to their small size (which makes them a viable option for private persons/small residences) and the pest control, and waste management services they provide, aswell as a steady supply of eggs and meat, they are often able to provide considerable ecologic benefit. However, they are nonetheless an exotic species in any country (being a human-bred cultivar of the Red Junglefowl). As such, care must be taken to avoid them reproducing in the wild in your region. Atleast provide confinement (fencing).

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