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. 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?