Well, I keep a few chickens around for the eggs. They also dig around and eat a lot of bugs. Plus they just add something to the farm environment. What's a farm without a few chickens? I don't really think of them as pets, though. I mean, I talk to them. Greet them and what not, but I'm not particularly cuddly with them. At least not now days. I have had chickens in the past that I thought of as pets. Ones that I would pick up and hold on my lap for awhile when I was outside enjoying the evening air. Ones that had actual names.