One of the most enjoyable things about raising chickens is the way they effect the grandchildren. I get so much enjoyment out of watching their little faces light up as they listen to a chick peeping from inside a shell or seeing their excitement as they watch them hatch.
The grandchildren have learned how to be gentle and compassionate.
My Graceson and my Tobias have taken a special interest in the chickens. I can see that they each have inherited the "farmer gene" and will someday have animals of their own.