True, they are not the best breed for food production. But I am in an HOA that doesn't allow chickens. I figured they'd be great for my kids, and that I might be able to show they are pets, not livestock, if ever I got busted. Yes- I'll be one of those chicken outlaws. We plan to move in a few years and I'll get some better food chickens then. Hopefully the shit will stay in place until then. But part of me wants to just get it over with, let it fly.