Noisy. Messy. Heedless. Disobedient. Bullying. Hilarious... when they run, when they dust bathe, when they announce an egg. Endearing... when they feather a nest, submit to a cuddle, follow me around the garden, help with the tilling and weeding. Calming... when I sit in a corner and watch them, pet them. I love my chickens, and their eggs.