I’m trying to convince my parents to let me get chickens. I have already saved up enough to get them, we have enough space in our backyard, and I have a lizard and three fish that I never neglect. I have brought in past experiences to convince them, but they are still thinking about it. The main worry for my mom is that we go on vacations a lot, most of the time for 2-3 weeks. The problem for my Dad is that he thinks that he will end up having to do it, once the excitement wears off. I’m thirteen and I have plenty of time before and after school that I am willing to give up. Any suggestions on how to change their minds? I’m also wondering what the best breeds are. I’m thinking I might get 6-7 chickens, mostly for eggs. I want a variety but also numbers. Any other suggestions?