We have a bunch of chicken folk here in Charleston. I love the flea market. There's an auction right past flea market on Friday nights. The capital farmers mkt is nice but has gotten expensive. I started up the west side farmers mkt, but it failed. I thought about hatching a bunch of chicks and selling them at flea mkt before Easter, but afraid they wouldn't all go to good homes. People let their kids torture baby animals. Used to be able to buy dyed chicks for Easter. Most died miserably I'm sure
around here you can still get chicks that are colored for easter. We waited and bought our son two orange ones that were reduced in price because they were no longer "cute" they are very good laying hens now. It is sad that people get them though with no regards to their lives. My son is very protective over his chickens, he is a rough little boy but when it comes to chickens forget it he is a total control freak. He is only 4 and has decided to cancel his next birthday party because at the previous one he caught three kids trying to feed his chickens chocolate. He told me we could have it somewhere like the movies or chucky cheese but no house parties because other kids are "mean". He gets so excited watching eggs hatched and even helped me bandage one that had crooked toes. he can even explain what a pip is and what zipping means. He also helps tote oyster shells and anything else he can carry outside to his hens. We had to buy him a "real" shovel, hoe, and rake so he could help me clean out the coop.