Rather you live in city limits or in the country a lot of people are raising chickens so they have their own, home grown eggs. I love the idea of chickens and having a bountiful amount of fresh eggs but, I'm not sure I am the farming type. I was raised on a farm but, we raised crops...no animals!

I'm afraid I wouldn't take care of the chickens properly. I'm also afraid of the mess they would leave in my back yard. My biggest concern is that when you have fresh eggs, it makes you more aware that you are eating a baby chicken.

Most of my friends that have chickens, swear that raising chickens is the best! I'm still not sure if having chickens is the best thing for my family.