I'm so excited to finally have chickens, but hate to say it that I'm starting to get nervous about putting them out in our yard... what will people say??????? I don't normally care about stuff like that, but those that know we have chickens already kind of give us weird looks when we talk about it. We're on .3 of an acre with a house one one side and two empty lots on the other. We're outside of city limits, so I'm allowed to have them. Just today I took some chicks to my son's mother's day out program and one of the ladies there said "Why do you have chickens? Do you live on farm?"... I felt stupid. All I said was no I don't, we're keeping them for fresh eggs. I guess as I have them longer I'll have better responses. I am extremely proud that my children will have the experience of getting food from our garden and from our chickens. I love the homesteading movement that is slowly coming back. There's just so many people that don't 'get' it and as many probably know most southerners are slow to warm up to new ideas. Ugh. Sorry for the rambling. I don't really have anyone to talk to about it b/c DH is pretty indifferent about the chickens and if I said anything about being 'nervous' he's tell me to get rid of them.