Hi, this is mostly relevant for those who have both hives and keep chickens (or experience in both). I have a small uk garden but have also recently taken on a plot on an allotment site provided by the council If I go for bees on the allotment plot, I am forced by the ''rules'' to join a beekeeping association, I can't remember what the rules are for chickens, I feel that I won't be able to afford feeding the chickens and I would personally want them to be fed entirely with plants they can forage on. Bees need checking once a week but with foxes around I would need to see the chickens more often, there is enough space in my garden at home for maybe 3 chickens. recently I bought a small jar of nice Real honey in my local area for £8, processed honey is £1.45 in the shops, I know organic eggs cost quite a lot as well, I do love bees though but then again, I plan on enticing a swarm into a home made top bar hive rather than purchasing one for £160 - it's a strike of luck if a scout finds your bee hive box so there's the chance it won't even happen at all once the swarming season is over... keep in mind when replying to this, we have limited space here in the UK and I definitely don't feel I could be caring for a hive as well as chickens. I have considered quail before but seem to find many permies feel quail are useless. Opinions and advice are very welcome, If I had the space I would get into tractoring big time but that's far away for me right now, which do you feel are easier to start with and why?