We keep a few chickens on our property to provide eggs and to keep down pests. We rotate them out every few years, and this year we got some new chicks, carefully choosing ones that will all lay different colored eggs. We should end up with white, green, brown, and blue eggs from these! Chicks are always cute, albeit messy. The kids help care for our chickens too, and we are currently working with our dog on how to respect the chickens and chicks.