I mean, if a person grew up with there parents raising chickens, is that person more likely to lean towards raising them when they grow up? I guess what I am asking is, how did you get into riasing chickens? Did your parents have them? A friend? I personally knew NO ONE who had chickens when I first brought up the subject. I began talking about it around my family abobut how much I wanted some, and for my christmas present that year, (I was 12) my aunt bought me an INCUBATOR! And I have had chickens ever since my first hatching. I live in a rural neighborhood, and my neighbors all have dogs, cats, etc. And I think it's nice to be different. Chickens are great conversation starters among friends, dont ya think?