Hey all, I feel like a total freak. I live in the suburbs of Austin, TX. Well, really I live in oak hill but due to urban sprawl we are now considered the suburbs. anyways i just got 7 new chicks (4 weeks old this thurs). we're building a run and coop in our backyard and our neighbors look at us like we're crazy! I kind of feel crazy. People don't really have chickens out here even though its not against deed restrictions. Anyways. I love my lil chickies and I want them to have a good life. They are very beneficial in my garden and I'm looking forward to the eggs. Plus they're playful and cuddly. People don't generally regard chickens as pets but I guess that is how I'm treating them. And my neighbors, some family and friends think I'm cuckoo. Anyone else experience this?