I adopted two Rouen ducks today. So that means the flock stands at 4 Ameraucana/EEs (I was told they were Ameraucanas by the breeder), 2 EEs, 4 RIR, 4 BO, 2 BR, 2 brown leghorns, 2 GSL, 3 BSL, 1 mystery chick, 1 Toulouse goose, 1 African goose, 1 turkey and 2 Rouen ducks. None, except the ducks have laid eggs yet. I am almost giggly watching them all. They're so much fun. (I had other most excellent news today too, but it was like the ducks were a gift). Of course, I want my birds to lay eggs, but right now, I'm delighted to have them. The thing is, everyone told me to not get chickens, from relatives to friends. They said chickens were dirty, disgusting and stupid creatures. They said it was nasty to process them for meat. They said I would be pecked and they were mean. I wonder whose chickens they were talking about? I have chickens from 4 weeks to 21 weeks and they're all pretty cool. I have two silly geese and two new ducks. And one fat turkey. And I like them all. (The leghorns are a little flighty, but that's another story). As for processing, I've hunted and gutted deer. Why are so many people dead set against chickens? Or ducks? Or geese? I really like mine. Has anyone else experienced this anti-chicken behavior?