I've been planning to have two or three chickens, mainly as pets, but I have a standard sized lawn not a large garden. My neighbour used to keep chickens and said they destroyed his garden and turned it into a quagmire, so now am having a wobble. What do you think? I kept chickens at my old childhood home but it was a huge garden with their own large section. My 4yr old dd is looking forward to them, now am wondering if Guinea pigs might be more appropriate.
If you do get chickens I would certainly fence them off from the main garden if you have space. Otherwise you are out in the summer accidental stepping I chicken poo and they dig up all the flower beds. They do make lovely pets though!