#1 - When I told folks that I was planning on getting chickens, I had a friend who lives behind me on the next street tell me how racoons got all of her girls. I told her they would be secure at night (and they are!) #2 - A fellow teacher remarked that I must have a LARGE piece of land. I told her not really, they are out in the late afternoon to range but are quite content in the run during the day, DH and sons tend to bring them treats during the day. #3 - Folks in the lunch room asked where they would stay at night. I told them they woud be very well behaved chickens just like my own kids and my students, and would put themselves to bed. (Absolutly the case!) #4 - Chickens make a mess - now that I have them, I can absolulty say that is not the case. Now, I will qualify that - we have not done rainy days, but I am sure we can figure it out. #5 - Most students in my classrooom have never seen an actual chicken. I am still working out how I will "share" my chickens with my students! LOL What chicken misconceptions have you run across?