My husband and I got our first flock of Golden Comets three and a half years ago. Earlier this year, we wanted a more 'sustainable' type of chicken, so I bought 20 BR chicks from a woman who raised/showed chickens. We now have 13 adult BR's, hatched 15 BR chicks this weekend so far (2 more eggs to hatch!), and I'm looking at an auction for eggs now.
I was raised with a Dad who had animals whenever we had a large enough piece of land growing up, so as a kid I had an additional 10 years experience raising farm animals (chickens, pigs, cattle, rabbits). The daily chores were our (mine and my next-oldest brother's) responsibility. Even though my DH had no previous experience raising livestock, I knew what to expect.
Now, DH is hooked! After hatching these chicks, he is ready for me to get more hatching eggs (I LOVE my DH!!!). He's also interested in getting a few goats, a beef steer, and rabbits.