We live in south central mo near Rolla. Have a pile of chickens in a short coop that I built. We do it for the meat and eggs. We butcher quick by case skinning and freeze each meat type in separate bags for easier use later. We get many more eggs than we need so we give several dozen away to the elderly in the area and sell a few to people we know. It is not a large operation, just functional. We also have turkeys, geese, horses, a dairy cow, and a load of reptiles that we breed. Lots of fun!