I love having chickens. They provide eggs and amusement. The all have personalities and are great to have around. That being said, chickens are also a pest. They love your flowers to death, they eat anything left out and will even contemplate jumping on the grill when you are cooking.
I went apple picking today. The wind was starting to blow when I left. When I returned my white pumpkin was on the ground and the chickens were happily "carving".