Chickens are a great first farm species. They're fairly low-maintenance as farm animals go, they won't crush your car if they escape from their pen, and if you like eggs, you get a first-rate source of protein that doesn't require any butchering.
Chickens do need some things: a coop, a fenced run or free range area, protection from predators, and good food. Read up on how to keep chickens, and visit our Small Farm Forums to ask questions or share your expertise. Recently a poster asked for some details about chicken care and keeping, so if you have more to add to my reply, please chime in!Photo © Lauren Ware