Number One, aren't they gorgeous?
Number Two, they start off as adorable chicks that fit in the palms of your (or your kids') hands.
Number Three, they make you breakfast, and what other kind of pet can make such a claim?
FYI, my blogger friend Stefani Austin from Blue Yonder wrote an article in the latest issue of Urban Farm magazine that quotes yours truly on the joys of raising chickens with your family. Wow wow wow. I'm so famous. Look for it at your local bookstore.