I am a stay home wife and mother of 2 wonderful little boys and about 40 chickens, new ones hatching daily. I've only been raising them for a few years and I really do enjoy it. I don't understand why some people think they are dumb though because they are far from it. I find them quite therapeutic and highly entertaining. They each have their own personality. I'm so glad to have come across this forum! This is gonna be great! Thanks and have a great day.