I remember having chickens when I was growing up, but I don't remember much more than the rooster was mean, and the chickens we had were small with feathers on their feet. My daughter is also very fond of all animals, and has made a pet out of each chick. We have 13 chicks (some hatched 9-13-07, and some 9-17-07?) 2 Delawares, 5 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 SL Wyandottes, and 2 Easter Eggers. Also have 2 cats, and 2 dogs. 2 grown daughters, and some really cute grandkids.