Raising and breeding chickens is not for everyone. You might regret making the decision.
Or it might be the best part about the homesteading experience.
Having your own hen house can be of great benefit in a number of ways and not just to get the fresh eggs either.
If homesteading is to become your way of life, and you intend to share this with the next generation, keeping chickens makes sense also because it teaches discipline and responsibility.
But you can make the experience more pleasant and rewarding by making some wise choices including which breed of chicken would be right for you. Be careful though as this can become an emotional decision. Do the research and talk to others who have been down this road. Advice from breeders and fellow homesteaders is going to get you on the right path.
Here is an informative article that gives you the run down on what to consider before you build the chicken coop.
What To Know Before Breeding Chickens