having been a chicken mother since may has been a lovely experience. i enjoy feeding them not only leftovers, but treating them to fancy foods and watch them get happy. they are so silly and make the cutest sounds, fall asleep in your arms, sit on your head and in general are good company in the yard (when they are not eating your plants). but it wasn't till xmas morning that miss stevie laid her first egg. that was a major gift. and that was also the moment in which i realized this is one awesome pet. since then i get an egg every other day. the taste and color is amazing. i even did a taste / color test in the image above... yeah. there is no question fresh eggs are tops. this urban farmer is feelin' pretty lucky right about now.