Hello! I have been reading this forum for some time because my fiance and I are interested in keeping hens. But, I wonder if it is even feasible for us. Could you please respond here with your input? 1) location We live in Orange County CA in a little neighborhood where most people have concrete pools out back instead of hen houses. I've only seen 1 or 2 posters here from SoCal urban/suburban areas. Rather, many people that post here seem to live in more rural spaces, with lots of land and natural predators. So, your backyard is quite different than my backyard! By law we *can* keep chickens here but it somehow seems infinitely more difficult. What do you think? 2) career I'm not sure what most posters do for a living, but many seem like they have some flexibility in their schedules. When raising chicks or letting chickens go 'free range,' it sounds like there are more people watching their animals full-time (as full-time farmers, etc). My fiance and I will have very standard 8am - 6pm careers. I imagine waking early and taking care of the chickens...and then coming home in time to lead them to roost. Are we being too naive?