The Chickens are Coming by Barbara Samuels shines a light on backyard chicken farming. Winston and Sophie adopt five hens and can’t wait for the fresh eggs they’ll produce. The chickens all have pretty strong personalities and ignore all entreaties to lay. Eventually, the love and attention lavished on the birds have the desired effect and eggs appear in the yard. The hens become part of the family, enthusiastically sharing their love of tv dramas and pizza.