Chickens should be given all theroom you can give them, because- well, they just deserve to not live in cramped, 'O.K.' conditions.
Chickens are a lot stronger than they look and often don't need as much worrying over as they get. Not that they mind.
Get the coop at least mostly done before you get the chicks.
Don't buy chicks from places where the employees don't care. Things get mislabled. Like 'straight run' and 'sexed pullets'. Established, local buisnesses are usually better.
Get used to chicken poop, because it finds a way. Don't wear white tothe coop. Ever.
Chickens pecking exposed toes hurts worse than chickens pecking exposed fingers. And if said toes are painted, said chickensdo not lose interest.
I need at LEAST two of every type of chicken there is. I NEED them, guys. I want Sikies and Marans and Buckeyes and lots of Polish.....
Chicks smell different than fully grown chickens. This 'new chick' smell, if inhaled in close quarters, will cause you to contract 'chicken math'. Just ask anyone.
You will learn to talk chicken, and will be frustrated when your freinds just don't get the joke. "She said 'buk baaawk?' about your new shoes. It's derisive. Because she can't eat them." "Oh. Ha."
You will want to bring the chickens inside to cuddle. They will want to eat the carpet.
If you give yourself a chicken, you will want a goat... (Seriously. Gimme.)
Chickens can run. You either have to have long arms and chase them into a corner one byone, or have some scratch handy.
Chickens have claws that can really hurt if they aren't dull. If the run isn't wearing them down, get out some dog clippers.
Chickens secretly exert mind controll on people. ~Give me your sandwhich...!~ Resist! Fatty liver disease is a real threat, and sincce chickens can't taste most of what they eat, and since they don't really need it, don't give it to them just because they say 'oooh, I wan't some, mom!'.