Yes, I was pondering a chicken. I was looking on craig's list and I saw an ad for a free chicken. It read something like this:
**Free to good home. One laying chicken. My other hens don't like her so she needs a loving home where she won't get picked on.**
Oh boy, I thought, a free chicken! I want a chicken some day. Maybe I should get this chicken. Then I thought, where would it live? Well, I had also seen a large dog crate on craig's list for $75. The chicken would be safe from dogs and coyotes in there. I could build it a perch and a nesting box. I could buy food for it and it would lay eggs for me.
But then reality hit, do I want another chore everyday? Do I want another creature that needs to be baby-sat if I go on a trip? Do I have $75 to spend on a crate? Do I have money to buy food for it? Do I even eat more than 2-4 eggs a month? What was I thinking?!!! This chicken idea was way more expensive and more trouble than buying an occasional dozen eggs.
I'm sure glad I didn't run out and adopt a 'free' chicken. Now, about that free horse...