We raised chickens growing up. We raised them for meat and I may do that some day. But my first group with be strictly layers. I got the from Tractor Supply this past Friday and the kids and I are already addicted to these little beauties. There were two sad little ducklings left too so of course my 8 year old daughter had to have them as pets. I'm super excited to be a part of this group and will probably have plenty of questions as we go along.