You buy an IP camera so you can see what they are doing when you are away from home !!!!! And see other peoples reactions when you have to show them what your chickens are doing and can tell who is who even on camera by their actions and attitudes of daily living! And wear a "Crazy Chicken Lady" tee shirt on days off,EVERYWHERE YOU GO, so everyone knows you love your chickens!!! ( only have one and have to get more, so I don't have to keep washing it every day!) And when people ask why you would want chicken pets, you answer "Why don't you?" And you have your morning coffee to see what's happening on BYC!