I spent a lot of time researching and thinking about chickens before we finally took the plunge and set up a coop.
And everything I thought I knew....well it was just the tip of the iceberg. Chickens are hilarious. They have their own personalities. When we go out back, they follow us around like puppies. At night, they put themselves to bed, we simply need to lock up the coop. But occasionally, they will roost in places they should not (like a tall tree!)
It's been two years now, and while there are things I would do differently if I could start over, I would still raise chickens.