We actually live in town on 1 acre. They are raised for eggs and pets. They make great pets the biggest problem is it's best not to get to attached. Its okay, but you have to know the risks like disease and predators.
We actually sell our eggs as we get a dozen on average a day sometimes less or more. All depends on who layed the day before and the weather.
I recommend the speckled sussex. I have 1 forgot to mention. She is a sweetie. She is good at laying and always runs up to greet me when I go outside or to their run.
Tiny and Squirtle (squirt)
RIP:To all my sweet bettas swimming under the rainbow bridge. Shall miss you all.