I was just having fun reading the forum when I heard a strange noise - my guys and gals free range our little property when I'm at home so I'm pretty alert to noises. I went outside the front door and heard some kids on the street above laughing and looking down at my gang! It was three boys around 11 or 12. "Why have you got chickens?" one asked. "Do you eat eggs?" I answered. I got them to come down into my yard, check out the coop and I gave them a handful of scratch. They fed the birds and talked to me. One said, "pretty cool - if you want eggs you don't even have to go to the store." and "this is the first time I've met grown-up chickens". They left and promised to come back and check it out when my gals start laying. I LOVE IT!