I have never cared much for birds, but when my 7 year old ask if he could raise a couple of chickens my dh and I thought, "sure, why not, it could be very educational and he would have to be responsible for them, not us," Our 10 year old said she wanted several too so we ended up with 6 day old chickens from a fellow homeschooler. That was 6 months ago. The agreement was that we could return in cockerels since we couldn't have them in town. Well, 3 of them ended up being males so now I find myself ordering more so that the children will have and equal number. I restrained myself to only getting 7. What am I crazy? Now we're going to have 10 and honestly there are a number of others I'd like to order. Help! I'm hooked and I can't stop myself.