Not sure if this is the best forum for this topic but here goes. I've been thinking about getting some chickens this spring. Like half a dozen. I only have a family of three so we don't need a lot but I've been thinking about the costs vs the benefits of them. I'm not sure I have the stomach for butchering anything so that could pose a problem. So if all they produce for me is eggs then counting in the money spent getting them, building them a house, and feeding them. and the time dedicated to it. I think this gets really close to the edge of just being better off buying eggs from the store. If I paid someone else to do the butchering then I still think I'm walking close to that line. If I somehow found it in my disposition to suddenly not have a problem dealing with blood and guts and was able to butcher them myself then it gets a lot better financially. Just wondering what others thoughts are on this and if they use the chickens for just eggs or eggs and meat and how well they feel it provides for them and their family in either case. Thanks Tim.