My husband and I are going on our second year in a small farmette. Both town kids originally, but I've always wanted to live on a farm. He's a little less sure. I want to raise lots of critters, including chickens, but when I mentioned the idea last night, he blew a gasket. He mentioned "horror stories" he's heard from friends about how filthy and stinky chickens are, and what a lot of work (sources for these horror stories were not specified) and he is worried about lawsuits if free range chickens wander into the road and cause an accident. He's giving me a hard time about every aspect of having chickens. I feel like I've been doing pretty careful research, and these "horror stories" are not anything I've come across. Any input on this from those of you who are in favor of having chickens around would be useful in helping me convince my husband. What's a farm without a few feathered friends?