Ok, I know this may not be the best place, but I figured it was the best place. I would like to get a few chicken to have in my back yard. I LOVE fresh eggs. However, I know nothing about raising chickens. Do they stand a chance if I just let them run loose? What kind of area do I need to set up for them so I can find the eggs? Any pen advise? I work varying shifts, so "putting them up" each night may not be able to happen. Also, any breed recommendations?