Hey, Surfsq - I think it would be hilarious to have some chicks on board (feathered or otherwise
I don't think it would be that much trouble - a friend of mine raises them and they eat just about any kind of scrap that you would give a dog (sadly, they will eat eggs and chicken bones, we tried that once and it was scary).
You could just start with one or two and if it is a hassle - just heat up the oil and have some tasty fried chicken.
I think the fresh eggs are wonderful, personally, they have a pretty color (often light blue or beige) and they are more flavorful as well.
Best of luck, let me know if you try it out!