I have a LOT of pets. Compared to my other pets the chickens might actually be the only useful ones. But I've never gotten so much negative response to any pet. I had no idea there were so many chicken hating people out there. There's people that are just suffering from some kind of chicken phobia. They just give them the heebeegeebees (did I spell that right?) And then there are those people that react to 'hey I got some cute new chicks' with 'Oh I hate chickens! I used to watch my grandpa cut their heads off - haha' What's there to hate about a little bird that even lays eggs as a bonus?!