My husband and I are in our late twenties (okay I'm 29 and he's 30, so we're on the cusp ) with a lot of friends who don't get the whole chicken thing. They think we're kind of crazy (well, we are, but that's besides the point), but they are largely folks who grew up in urban and suburban environments and don't have a lot of experience with animals other than cats and dogs (I actually also fit that description, but have done a lot of looking into animals over the years so at least have a little theoretical knowledge that just needs experience to make it worthwhile). So I swear on my Clover's grave (my Mothers are still alive, so.. My sweet kitty who just passed away a month ago's grave will do just fine) - this conversation is NOT made up, though I'm paraphrasing some since I don't recall the specific words, just the train of the conversation. Cast: B: Good friend, lives in Washington, DC G: My husband (They were talking about the chickens and why we're doing it) B: darn dirty hippies!!* G: Hey, these are eating chickens!!! Well, the eggs are and any extra roosters that need eating. B: You can make chicken cheese! G: .... B: What? From the chicken milk. G: .... B: Any animal with nipples produces milk for it's young. G: .... Uhm, B., sweetie, chickens don't have nipples. B: They don't? G: No. Eggs hatch, chickens eat chicken food. B: No milk? G: No milk. B: All the same, CHICKEN CHEESE! *headdesk* LOVE my friends.. Thought you guys might appreciate this little exchange. * "darn dirty hippies" is a long running joke between she and us, and is not in any way shape or form an actual insult on us, or anyone else who tends to lean politically to the left and aim for a slightly less commercialized life.