Sorry to hear that, hope you will be back at it soon.
Most people who have been in chickens for a while agree that there really isn't money to be made in chickens. People mainly do it for the love of the hobby. You can make a little money, but I have not heard of many making enough to live on as a sole business. Especially in climates like we have here where laying/fertility goes so far down in winter and people don't want to buy chicks in the middle of winter.
I do think you can make enough to pay for feed/pay for keeping your flock.
I make just barley enough to pay for feed in the winter, This summer I made a LITTLE extra but not allot. I do it cause I enjoy it. It takes money to make money I always say. Just saying I agree with ya.
Have all the dreams you want, I have them to but I am keeping it real as far as my expectations are. If I get beyond that then I celebrate..