Chickens are just fabulous Every garden should have a couple!
We wanted to have a couple to have our own eggs and somehow managed to aquire 7! 4 different breeds. I just love to watch them scratching around the garden with their fluffy bums in the air. Luckily we have a large garden, but also have a small run which we really only use to secure the hen house at night.
I find they are no trouble or bother and actually enjoy the task of cleaning the hut daily at 7am, especially as I am rewarded by daily eggs! My only small con is that if you want to go away for a few days or holiday you do need someone you can call on to take up the care of your lovelies, especially to your standard!
As long as your hens have access to food & clean water you can pretty much just leave them to get on with it.