They belong to the farm next door. But we are friends and sort of a small community, so I help take care of them. There are four hens a few (maybe 6?) months old. One of them just started laying. This is our first experience caring for chickens and consider it a test to see if we want a few of our own. However we are in debate, my husband wants them for meat as well as eggs. I, on the other hand, cannot hand feed something then kill it. Maybe if times get desperate, but even then I might just have to just eat veggies. So we will see what happens.