I've never had chickens/roosters before and I am about to begin my first hatch. My eggs should arrive no later than Tuesday. I am also trying to not "count my chickens before they hatch" but am very excited to start the process from the very beginning I only ordered 6 eggs as I read 50% may hatch if I'm lucky. So I'm hoping for three chicks as my out come. My main question is if I'm lucky and my little ones make it will they wreak havoc on my backyard? We are renting from my grandma and I need to keep her place nice she has established grass and roses and I originally thought a few chickens would improve her place because of pesky grass worm things. But now I'm having second thoughts because of things I've read how they scratch and dig up everything. We ordered a pre built chicken coop suitable for four to five hens. And I planned to have them free range because the yard is a fenced in one with a nice brick fence. So I hadn't planned on doing a chicken run. My eggs will be barred Plymouth rocks as I researched and thought they would be a good fit for our family and a good starter bird. Any advice is welcome and I am completely new to all of this. Any thoughts on type of bird/and if they will ruin her yard. . . Oh forgot to mention if I do get roosters I do plan on keeping one.