For me, my love for chickens began years ago as a child about 10 years old. We had purchase some property in the country and one Easter, my parents gave me a basket of LIVE chicks...RIRs and BRs! I was used to getting marshmellow peeps but live peeps...WOW! I fell in love with the little fuzz balls. I took good care of them and couldn't wait to get home from school every day to run outside to see my chickens. Once they grew up, I was even more excited to collect my first egg! All of my hard work had paid off. I showed my RIR Rooster and few hens at the local fair for fun and my mom still has my ribbons I received (First & Second Place) pressed in a scrapbook. When I grew up and moved away from the farm, I couldn't keep chickens in the city and other places I lived for many years. Finally, in 2008 I was able to get some chickens again. I was so excited.....just like the young girl back on the farm, receiving her first live chicks in an Easter basket.