my wife wanted a hobby because I had too many hobbies, so she suggested getting chickens. Well, I built the coop and take care of them, so add another hobby to MY list. Since oct 19, we got over 150 eggs. They are hilarious and I absolutely love them. Winter cuts down on egg production but they at least are surviving and pumping out about 2 a day. Every morning I walk out to feed them, they dash to the fence, really makes you feel appreciated.
I also brew beer and they love the spent grains.