OH Lisa, I had always dreamed about having chickens. Well the two tragedies of life. Not having a dream and achieving your dream. I got my chickens. I only had two "Hen" and "Rooster."
Hatched Hen from an egg, got Rooster as a companion for Hen. I am so glad I have had my chickens. We had fresh eggs, and they are wonderful. We had flies, never knew there were that many flies. Rooster hated my husband; in fact trapped him in his workshop one day. He called on the house phone to my cell phone to "come get your Rooster." I went and got Rooster so my husband could come in the house from his workshop.
Never knew Roosters were so aggressive, and MEAN. He loved me, but then maybe he saw me as part of his flock.
Hen would get up on my lap and share what ever I was eating, and loved to have behind her ears rubbed.
Many more stories, it was fun, but I will never have chickens again.