I am just wondering why everyone started with keeping chickens was it just for the eggs or meat ext. the reason I started with chickens I always kind of wanted them for there eggs and not so much hormones and junk in the food you know better quilty but never really got off my but to do so till one day me and my neice were quid riding and stoped by some cows and joking i called one hamburger and steak and my 6 year old niece told me hamburgers and steak dont come from cows but from the store I soon relized just out of touch we have become with where our food comes from and why its so easy to wast and not respect the life that was given so we could have meat. so you may ask this is about cows how do chickens come in to play. we I live in vegas so cow is out of the ? but chicken with there eggs teaches the girls abotu the food cycle and even though i will never kill my chickens its just not who I am but it still gives the girls a little lesson on life cycle and it brough up good converstaipons abotu if we let them hatch eggs what happens to the boys ext.