We have quite a few animals here, including fancy rats. Our children have a responsibility to feed the rabbits and the rats…..on rare occasions they find the enthusiasm to feed the dog. Sometimes.
When the chickens need feeding their afternoon grain or eggs need collecting, I don’t have to ask twice. Marvellous. They enjoy spending time with the chickens, which I think is refreshing. It gets them outside in the fresh air, away from the TV and PlayStation thingy ma-bobby. Chickens make great pets and are intelligent as well as educational, the children think its hilarious when they see the chickens marching off to bed one by one in single file fashion as soon as dusk comes.
I do believe the chickens enjoy their company too.