A friend of mine that I met on BYC is bringing me some Buff Orpingtons next week. They happen to be a favorite of my four year old son. When we were ordering chicks from Ideal, I had room for two more on the order and let him pick. He was looking at pics of the birds and said "I want the yellow chickens!" So we ordered him two BO's. He is very helpful with the chickens. He lets them out in the mornings, checks for eggs, checks food and water and helps replenish both. He is alert to what goes on out there and can even go out and pet my huge 22 week old Black Orp cockerel. (Which I can't even do.) So our friend is bringing us a BO rooster, 3 hens and a pullet. We sat my 4 year old down and told him that these will be HIS chickens. He will feed and water them and check for eggs (with our help and supervision of course.) We will be putting any money he gets from these birds into an account just for him, and if it goes well enough, we will teach him to budget those funds to help feed and care for these birds in a few years when he is old enough and ready to do it. He is so excited and thrilled for this! I wish I could show you the look on his face when we talk about it.