We started with a few chickens as a hobby and soon came to love them as pets. Some, like my Molly, have a loving nature and so much personality. Others, like our Roosty, was a bit possessive. I love to sit in the swing and watch them play, and run. We have several breeds; leghorn, Rhode island red, black and white jersey giants, lavenders and silkies. Two of them, a lavendar and jersey giant turned out to be roosters, so far so good but we will keep a close eye on them. We also have Heckle and Jeckle our two guineas out patrolling for ticks.