I dont know what I thought when we got these chickies. Having never had any before, other than being deathly afraid of them, I guess I didnt know what to expect. Then we got them at one day old and GEE they dont stink, they dont eat their own poo. They arent mean. They are nothing like I expected. Then they get older, it seems like one day I come home and the run stinks to high heaven, wholey-wa. Then I get pecked, GEE that wasnt so bad, I just pecked them back. No problem. Then the rate of food being consumed goes sky high, even tho they free range for half day on weekdays and all day on weekends they still eat ALOT. Supplementing helps I guess, treats too. I dont know seeing as how we have always supplemented and gave them treats. It really is something to have them all come running when you walk out the back door. BUT no one can say they are stupid, I am sorry I wont believe it. Thru all the pooping, pecking and eating.....I am glad we got them. They have been a good experience. My ROO, gets up on the deck and crows until I open the door for him to come in. He isnt satisfied with me coming out, he has to come in. He walks around the living room (no he doesnt poop) checks things out, I pick him up and warm his little feeties. I tell him that he is a big boy, and how much he has grown, how red his wattles are etc. He only does this once every evening, as if to check and make sure I am ok. My husband comments on how large he is, bigger than all the rest of the chickens. He thinks it is because I pay more attention to him. Maybe.......Maybe it is because I tell him that all this will one day be his LOL. Anyway, you cant say chickens are stupid.