We started a small farm in our backyard to teach our kids about responsibility. It was a fun family project. In the beginning we had 8 tiny chicks, and then one day they turned into full grown chickens. It also turned out that one of them was a rooster that we gave away because he started waking up the neighbors at the crack of dawn. Over time, each of the hens started producing an egg every few days...soon we became overrun with delicious eggs.