Okay, this poll was initiated by this thread. Some say that chickens are more work to raise than other pets. Obviously we're going to have a bit of a biased result asking this on a chicken website, but a lot of our members have many different pets, so I think it is worth a shot. Try your best to keep this an "apples to apples" comparison. For example, keeping 5 chickens will be different from keeping 20 horses as keeping 10 chickens will be from keeping 10 dogs. This isn't about the direct "costs" of raising the animals, but about the amount of time and worry. Consider: Getting everything setup for the animal(s) Frequency of health problems General care (feeding, housing, exercise, protection, etc.) NOTE: YOU CAN (should) CHOOSE MORE THAN ONE SELECTION!