Believe it or not I got into chickens from raising peacocks.
While these are beautiful birds they aren’t very good at hatching and raising chicks. I was able to get my a few chicks but soon learned that a broody chicken was the way to hatch more eggs. And so I got some chickens. It didn’t take long to realize that chickens are as beautiful (though not as flamboyant) as the peacocks and they took up a lot less room. So I could have many more.