A few of our neighbors have chickens. To them, they are just animals. They have no names and they get no attention and no treats. We, on the other hand, have eighteen. They all have names. We raised most of them since they were chicks and know the personalities of each. We like to talk to them, pet them and some times just hang out with them. These guys get out of the run daily for free ranging and get lots of treats. My 15 year old son calls it my "Zen garden" because he thinks it puts me at peace. I don't know, I just enjoy them. Does hanging out with your chickens and talking to them mean that you are "crazy"?