"She looks mad at me."
"How many feathers do they have?"
"Can I eat these weird colored eggs?"
"He's pecking, he's pecking!"
"Let 'em out!"
"How come there aren't chicks in these eggs? "
"I know how to hold a chicken."
"Are you gonna eat them?"
"Is one of these a rooster?"
All of the second graders got to pet the chickens and many were amazed that they were so soft. Some of the kids thought at first that they were a couple and that Leah, with her larger comb and wattle, was a rooster. After a couple of hours of being stared at and stroked by a hundred little hands, the girls were glad to get home to their quiet backyard.