Two of the australorpes are laying regularly now. They've also become very personable. One (I can't tell them apart) likes to follow me around when I'm in the area, but yet makes NO demands on me and gives us food. How can one not love that?
To paraphrase the "The more people I meet, the more I love my...." statement, I'd have to say, the more people I meet and the more I have to deal with the dog, the more I love those chickens.
"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge." ~ Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)