Have you met my chickens? We have two Rhode Island Reds, and one Barred Rock (aka Plymouth Rock). Our chickens have a fenced-in coop area in the corner of our yard, but most days we let them out into the full backyard for a little while so they can scratch around for some bugs and seeds.
Chickens are hilarious, and it's really easy to take care of them. I highly recommend them--plus, you get eggs! This summer, we plan on building a better coop for them, and maybe even getting one or two more chickens. Our town only allows households to have up to six hens, but I'd love to have a little more space one day to have even more.
We also raise mealworms and give them to the chickens as treats. They get really excited and run to us when we bring out "the box." The chickens even will even jump to grab the worms!
Would you ever have backyard chickens? Do you have chickens already?