We have 6 new chicks this year to add to our flock of 11. My mom just said to me, "So what's with your obsession with chickens lately? Why don't you at least breed dogs so you can make some money on them?" I didn't even know what to say. I did have a few choice words flying through my head, though. It's fine when people jokingly call me the crazy chicken lady, but my mother has said more than one thing that is almost hostile.