Many people are afraid to raise their own chickens because they are unsure about the time commitment and cost involved. Recently I wrote A Guide to Raising Urban Backyard Chickens for Busy People, which gives you a quick overview of what it takes to raise chickens in your backyard. To give you more detailed personalized guidance, we created a Chicken Planner to instantly give you a personalized summary and schedule of what to expect when raising chickens. Try it out and let us know what you think! Raising your own chickens is immensely rewarding. You gain a deeper connection to your food, you get a plentiful supply of eggs and fertilizer, and your chickens will provide you endless amusement!