I haven't gotten my chickens yet, still researching, but I'm wondering how much human one-on-one time your chickens get each day? I've never had outdoor birds, just pet parrots that need CONSTANT attention, play time and socialization. I'm looking to get just 3-4 hens in a suburban coop and run, with a few hours of free range in the afternoons on my one acre. So beyond cleaning/feeding chores, how much human interaction do they need to be happy birds?? ie, on cold snowy days, can I stay inside with my cup of tea and a good book without feeling guilty that they're outside alone all day?! Still trying to wrap my head around having animals that aren't in my space ~ and my lap!~ all day. What's your daily chicken routine?