I'm trying hard to plead the case for chickens. My husband has a farming background and knows that every animal is work and that every animal creates mess. I would like 3-6 chickens and we have a wooden playhouse we could convert into a coop. Tell me, honestly, what kind of daily work is involved, how long it takes and how difficult (or easy) it is to keep the coop pretty clean. Pictures of coops that have been in use for some time would be helpful as well. I've read every possible thing I can get my hands on, but it's pretty hard to farm out of a book! This forum is incredibly helpful and I'm hoping your answers here help me get a real picture of what life with chickens is like! As an aside - we have dogs and llamas so doing chores is not foreign to us.