My six-year-old boy wanted to earn money to buy Leggos, and I figured this would be a good learning opportunity for him. The deal is that he helps with the chicken chores and I help him to pack and ship some Marans eggs. He's required to go to the feed store with me and use a third of money to buy chicken feed, to save a third for college, and he can spend the final third. Of course, right about then the laying really slowed down. We're only getting about one egg a day from four hens. But, we sold some to a nice lady. She drove a long way to pick them up. Then hardly any hatched for her. She's disappointed. We're disappointed. Then we listed some on Ebay. Got a great price. We wrapped them so they could survive a nuclear explosion and conscientiously drove to the P.O. to priority-mail them first thing on a Monday morning. The postage was less than we'd anticipated, so we mailed her a check for the difference, too. But I wasn't bright enough to insure the package or request tracking info. The package never arrived, so we refunded her money. I don't think we got ripped off, but I can't help but wonder. (At the same time, she's probably wondering if we ever really mailed the package.) So, she's disappointed, we wasted our time, and we paid the Post Office to lose a package. I know there are a lot of people out there with dollar signs in their eyes while they wait for their Marans to start laying. It's not as easy as they might think.