Some good looking winners at the poultry show at the Fair!
When I was a child, my dad always kept chickens for eggs, and later for meat, when they stopped laying. We got a delivery of two dozen baby chicks from the hatchery every spring, and it was my job to feed and water them for the first few days. When they were big enough, they went outside to the henhouse and the enclosed chicken run, to keep them safe. I don't think we ever lost any to the local fox.