I would like to hear about everyone got started raising chickens/ducks/turkeys/geese etc. Tell us how/why you became a chicken addict. My own addiction started when I was 5 and my parents bought 80 acres and a mixed flock ( 7 bantys and 10 white leghorns ) . After 4 years in the navy I was too busy raising a family and forgot about chickens until retirement set in. Now I'm hooked again. I have managed to talk my no pet landlord into letting me have a small tractor coop/run and no more than 6 chooks. I have a trio of bantams and looking for 2 or 3 more. My primary reason for them is they are good pets,I enjoy sitting on the porch watching them scratching and chasing bugs. The secondary reason, eggs I love a good ham & eggs breakfast in the morning. And last but not least they are entertaining.