Mae’s 5th birthday was on Friday, and Childpeace Montessori School’s class had just hatched 2 dozen chickens that needed homes. We practically jumped at the chance to give her such a special birthday present, with very little knowledge of what raising chickens would be like, but with the expectation that it would be a great experience for the kids and hopefully a lot of fun! The city only allows up to 3 hens and no roosters, so we took home 5 little chicks, hoping for at least 2 hens and with the promise that the farm would take the roosters, and we quickly scrambled to find them a suitable container, feeder, waterer and heat lamp (they like their air temperature to be about 95 degrees the first week.) The kids were indeed thrilled, and the chicks couldn’t be cuter! 3 are black, one is light brown, and one is brown striped like a chipmunk.