Keeping chickens can be an extremely satisfying pastime with the added bonus of providing fresh eggs for family and friends. It does however require sustained commitment so before you start you should ask yourself some important questions.
Do I have time to give the birds the care they need?
A small flock requires minimal attention but they do require fresh feed and water every day. Chickens depend on you entirely for their well-being and you need to be sure you can provide the continuity of care required.