Yes, I do it for the eggs and a bouns is they keep the bugs out of my garden and keep it fertilized. I have 11 chicks (egg layers) that will be old enough to go into the coop in about 3 weeks. My wife takes care of the chickens, I just maintain the coop. With eggs as cheap as they are currently we don't save any money, but the eggs are better tasting and it just one more thing that makes me self sufficient. My son has 18 egg layers and he gets an average of 10 eggs a day when it is warm out. No one in our family has bought eggs from a store in years.
My lil' 98 pound Grandma' had chickens and other critters the whole time she set out to house keeping.
I'm not sure I wouldn't have liked living in her day (1908- 2000, her Daddy's 1883- 1977)