Posted: 17/11/2013 at 14:20
Cotty1000, the way the question is worded it almost sounds as if the idea of having chickens is something of a passing fancy and something you have so far given little real though to. Apologies if that is a misinterpretation.
People here can provide an insight into the amount of time and the cost, but we are talking about livestock here - 'live' being the most important aspect. They will be there 7 days a week, 52 weeks as year and, like a pet, have to be looked after at all times. Have you considered what happens if you go on holiday for a couple of weeks for example?
I'm not saying don't get them, I am just saying consider all the implications.