I hope I don't sound crazy here, but figured (after much research!) that this is one group of people that may be able to help (or at least understand..). My soon-to-be 4 yr old daughter is an absolute NUT for chickens. She loves them, is obsessed with them, sleeps with "Sunshine" chicken (toy!!), and has pictures of frizzles, silkies, jersey giants, etc., etc. all over her room. She will bypass lions, tigers, monkeys, etc., at zoos, in favor of talking to chickens. She will be 4 on Nov. 18th, and needless to say, it will be a "Chicken Theme" party. Found some cute games, activities, and favors, BUT - and I know this is probably a long shot - the chance to visit with some live chickens would be a dream come true for her. I am actually an animal care professional, certified veterinary technician working as a full-time Zookeeper (mainly primates, not chickens!). I would never ask for, or tolerate, a situation that would cause undue misery or stress to any animal. What I am hoping for is a few pet chickens, who are used to being near people, that wouldn't mind a visit to my house for an hour or two. Kids would be monitored and permitted only controlled, gentle interactions..probably one or two at a time would be best. I will be happy to pay for transportation expenses, and a reasonable fee for your time. Plus free birthday cake . I have a LARGE kennel cab crate, and a fence-style pen (approx 6 feet around, and about 3 feet tall) that I can easily set up for you if you want. Her party date/time is still somewhat flexible, either Sat Nov 15 or Sun the 16th, afternoon or early evening is probably easiest. I will need to set time & date in next few days, though. I live in a safe neighborhood, about 15 miles south of Pittsburgh, and will be happy to provide you with any info you need/want, if you are interested. Please post responses here, or feel free to email me, use "chickens" as the subject, so I know it's not junk mail. Thanks so much, Suellen S. PS: Yes, I will probably be a future suburban chicken Mom, but I want to fence in my back yard first, to keep dogs out. Maybe this spring.