What a wonderful forum! I have learned so much from browsing this site! Thank you to all who contribute. Let me introduce myself. I am a mom to 4 young and active boys ages 11 down to 3. I have a wonderful husband and a dog with......issues to say the least. The dog has issues, not my husband. My husband and I have been talking about getting chickens for some months now. I have read a lot and I think we are ready to take the plunge and get ourselves 4 baby chicks. Every so often though, I start to get nervous and wonder how much work this is going to be. So my question to you all is simply that. How much work daily do 4 chickens take? How often to you need to clean the coop to keep the hens happy and the odor away? With 4 young boys I certainly don't want to get in over my head. Thanks for any advice you can give me!