i was really surprised the more and more i read this board about how people think of chickens like think of dogs. really devoted to them as pets. i try to take good care of mine and think about their well being, but i also don't name them. on the other hand, i do toss extra food to the skinny ones who get their food stolen by the big girls. so, what made you get into chickens? the fancy kinds? as a pet? food? family heritage? or ? what did you learn afterwards that you didnt' expect? like you got into them for the interesting feathers but found out they are tasty, too? or, you got into them for food and found out they can be pets, too?