My MIL is old school farm girl. I am city chick, this is all new to me, but I am trying. The one thing they haven't had since MIL was a kid, is chickens. So DH say he wants to try and I agree. My kids are thrilled and very excited that we have an animal granma Doesn't have. Three days after we get ours one of the cousins turns up with ten chickens! I was angry, I felt like they were stealing the thunder of a six year old. Petty but its how I felt. But, that is nothing compared to how I feel now when the cousin is making snide comments to us because two of our chickens died. I just feel like this was going to be my kids experiment and learning opportunity and it has been largely taken away. We didn't get the chance to learn on our own without constant reminders of how they are doing better at it because their chicks didn't die and their coop is nicer than ours..... Am I really just being petty, or are they?