My husband and I decided to raise a few chickens for fresh eggs. I can tell you that our chickens are QUEENS of chickens because they are very well cared for. I believe these are the most expensive eggs I have ever had. But aside from that, they are entertaining and some breeds are really beautiful.
And though ours are beautiful, they have yet to make it into one of my paintings. This one below was one we saw at the Fryeburg Fair this past fall and I was struck at how fancy and colorful they can be.