Why I Want CHICKENS (My Brain Chase essay this week) I really, really want to get chickens for the backyard. There are many reasons why I think chickens are a good idea. First, they eat ticks. Ticks are bad because they suck your blood and can make you very sick. Second, you can compost the chicken poop. Composting is good because it helps grow plants and composting cuts down on trash. Third, you won't have to go to the store to buy eggs. Eating local eggs is good because they don't get transported in trucks and that means that they