I can't believe it's been almost 5 months since I got my 5 chickens. (3 RIRs & 2 EEs) I got them as sexed day olds and handled them many, many times a day. And now they couldn't be better pet chickens. 70% of the purchase was on impulse, and I barely had anything ready. Everything went great after that, but once they hit 2 months they became to much, and had to leave the house. After mowing several lawns and helping a neighbor redo his yard I finally made enough money to buy a simple chain-link dog kennel. A perfect size for 5 chickens. We set it up, and eventually they were out there. And roamed the yard 3-8 hours a day, on a good day. And just a week ago, I got my first egg from my RIR pullet. Small, but perfect. And since then she's laid 3 more, one egg every 2 days. Another RIR is doing the egg squat. So I should get more eggs soon. Anyways, this is my flock of 5. All as tame as can be. (These pics might lag a slow computer quite a bit, and if the pics are oversized try and refresh, and tell me if that doesn't do anything) Runt Runt! She was half the size of her siblings at 2 weeks old, but she's caught up quite a bit and was the first to lay, even though she's still small. The RIRs stopping for a drink, my white/buff EE named Hawk in the backround. Runt Runt in the back, and Big Red in the front. Hawk, one of the two EEs posing for another picture. Meko, my other EE cooling off under an umbrella. Nugget, the largest and most matured of the 5. I expect her to lay very soon, she's squating and her comb is blood red. Hawk, hanging out of my lap. Meko, giving the stink eye cause I shoved the camera in her face. Nugget again, look how bright her comb is. Nugget, plopping down and gettin some Zs on a hot Florida day. 5 minutes later and deep asleep. Meko again. Meko getting petted. Big Red. Runt Runt again, complaining cause I almost tripped on her cause she's always by my feet. Hawk, panting after a preening workout. And this is their ghetto house. Every night they sleep on the very top of the ladder thing, and on the perch that you can't see right beside it. Were planning to get a small shed for the coop. Eggs are laid in that little hide. And that's it for now, taken about an hour ago. Let me know what you think!