I love having chickens. I originally got chickens because I wanted the manure for my compost to feed into the garden. And of course I wanted fresh eggs from chickens that were happy, healthy, free ranged, and not fed any chemicals, hormones or pesticides. But I never imagined how much I would come to love them in such a short time! They are so fun to watch. They all have their own personalities. They are still pretty skittish but they will eat out of our hands if we are very still. I hope one day they will come to love and trust us.