Our 4yr old wanted chickens for his birthday. He had been asking for a while and we thought he would get over it, but no. He was persistent. So my Husband and I got him 6 chickens and 1 for our oldest.
We have 3 different breeds and they are called Layer chickens. Apparently, through much breeding, layer chickens do not need a rooster to lay eggs, they only need a roster to fertilize the egg to get another chicken.
We live in city limits and also have two Dogs.
They no longer look like this, but they were soooo cute :-)