Miss Lydia... my sister likes to EAT them. So she buys chicks at the farm store, grows 'em up, and eventually she has them for dinner. She got this particular batch from Orscheln's and the kid that was working when she bought them was horrified that she was going to eat them. He followed her to the check out counter and informed the girl at the register of her intentions as well. You'd think she was going to bring them home and fry them up that night or something. What did he think folks would do with those chickens? Keep every one as pets? britlitgal... there's a lot les mess to clean up too. It all goes down the drain. ...and I need to update my signature. The chicks are no longer pasty butts and I have a new dog.