I was in 4-H when I was a kid and I did Poultry Judging. I learned all about chickens and eggs, but there is NO way that my parents would have even considered a chicken living at our house...so I had no idea how much fun and rewarding this could be!! The 1st one started laying about 2 weeks ago, and now there are 3 of the 6 laying. Everyone should experience this...and the people that complain about others' chickens have apparently never had their own chickens!! It's like Trick-Or-Treating for adults...I rushed home from work to check the nest box!