My story - Let me begin by saying I didn't want chickens. I had no time for chickens. Both my wife and I work full time, and have 2 very active kids and three dogs. As a family, over the years we have always seemed to have a lot of pets, I could've probably opened my own zoo. Well the kids got older and the pets besides the fish and the dogs declined. And so I thought I was in the clear. UNTIL....until my daughters 5th grade teacher suggest that she incubate and hatch eggs for her science project. I said ok, and agreed to not keeping any! And we all agreed. Fast forward, 21 days, and 12 chicks hatch out of 24. Note: some were duds, and 5 just didn't hatch however this is a science expirement on there life cycle and not hatching is part of the science. Not bad for first timers. 10 days later chicks are growing faster than anticipated and they are growing on us..... A month later they are ready to go into there coop. Yes, all 12 of them! Now my daughter is going to learn about taking care of chickens, selling eggs, and becoming a young entrepreneur. So the chicks that I didn't want are now part of our family, they all have names and everyone is happy!