I've been holding off on getting chickens (the coop that came with the property, we're not sure we're interested in fixing so that's been another reason) because I'm concerned about the amount of time I'll reasonably be able to spend taking care of them.
How much time do you spend on your flock's basic needs, and how large is your flock?
Longer story, I get up at 6a to take care of 5 dogs. I'm leaving the house anywhere between 7-720 in the morning. I don't get home until around 545p. I don't finish with the evening dog care until around 615p. I could make adjustments of about 15-20 mins or so, in the AM and PM, but I'm not sure how much time I'd have to actually spend with the chickens during the week. Obviously, I'd have more free time on the weekends.
Should I wait until the canine herd thins some (sadly, that'll likely happen over the next 3 years so - almost all of them are up in age)?
I don't want to commit to chickens before I can give them the time they need too, ya know? Thoughts?