I finally caved and allowed my daughter to have some chickens. She has wanted them for years but I was not certain. We finally bought three hens and a rooster last summer, pretty little Dutch bantams (I thought little chickens would be less intimidating to me.) And then, this week, I brought home four silver spangled hamburgs. They are very pretty, about nine months old, and super flighty. Nevertheless, my daughter is a chicken whisperer and is happily showing them that she is safe and feeds yummy food. I'd like to post some pictures but maybe I need to post a certain number of times or something?