I love my chickens.
They are great to have around. There are a lot of benefits to having chickens!
They cut down on the household trash because they get all the scraps. They have taken my local bug population down to a minimum - quite a chore when you have so many horses on such a small property! They more than pay for themselves with their egg production, and they help keep the manure in the pasture broke down. I currently have 10 Rhode Island Reds and 6 Buff Orpingtons. Wanted to start out with "easy" breeds because I had been out of chickens for so long when I got them again last year. Now that we have made it through the first year, I'm ready to start adding some more faces to the flock.
Depending on where in the state you are, and what breeds you will be on the lookout for, I can put you in touch with the lady I got these two from, she has high show quality birds and is NPIP certified.