I grew up with chickens but my wife was always resistant to the idea of getting any. Once the kids got old enough to help, she finally gave in. We started off with a few barred plymouths and a few bantum cochins, which SHE fell in love with. Now we also have some polish and a couple of guineas running around. But the story doesn't stop there. Now I have to build two more coops because she ordered 45 new birds and she wants to be able to keep HER bantum breeds separate! It is fun to see her get so excited but it does mean more work for me.