I just want to preface this with the confession that I got chickens for eggs, the end. We had a "house chicken" and enjoyed her, but I never considered them particularly affectionate. Mostly I just think of them as dumb birds that lay eggs that I eat. Then today as I was bringing water to the chickens in the tractor, one of them caught a HUGE toad. The five of them proceeded to fight over the poor toad, snatching it away from each other, running around over top of the others trying to find a corner to eat in. I watched those girls fight over that thing for 20 minutes, laughing the whole time. When the Queen Hen finally claimed it for herself, she tried to swallow it whole, choked on it, coughed it up, tried to swallow it again. Walked around with a wiggling goiterous lump in her crop while she yawned and stretched her neck trying to get it down and keep it there. Oh my goodness I've never laughed so hard in my life. I sat watching them for a long time after, and I'm not ashamed to say I'm starting to really enjoy having chickens. I still think they're pretty dumb, but they definitely have personality and are a lot of fun!