Not only are we buying more chickens (and turkeys and...) but we appear to be making some. A couple of weeks ago a hen started setting on some eggs. Last week we had on egg broken and a "most of the way there" chick was in it. Yesterday one managed to make out and was alive, but did not survive the night. Kids are OK with it and any more that emerge will go in the "chick bin" with food and a heat lamp to see if we can keep them alive. Rather than being a tragic event for the kids, it seems this has really excited them. They are very inquisitive about the timing, does the baby need to stay with the chicks, etc.
I didn't get a chance to snap a shot of the first escapee, but the next on will star in a blog post :)