These are some of our chickens. After spending 6 years in the military and 2 tours in Afghanistan my son wanted to raise chickens when he got out. We started with 13 chicks and the first one started laying at 13 1/2 weeks old. We re-homed what we suspected was a rooster so we are down to 12. We both enjoy working and interacting with them and I especially enjoy photographing them. The eggs are a bonus!