November 15, 2011 - Added version for base game. All items are found under Miscellaneous/Miscellaneous. I have tested this in Sims Life Stories and it did work, so it should work for everyone who has any base game combination without Pets or above.
Test version of my New Hens, Roosters and chicks. These randomly run abound you lots. They have two needs which are social and hunger.
All items are found under Miscellaneous/Pets.
To purchase them you must first place the sign on you lot, then click on it to purchase your selection. Chicks require a mother hen to take care of their needs. To change their texture you have to use the design tool under buy mode, just as you would recolor other items.
There is a feed trough and water trough, they will need to fill their hunger needs.
Sims have an option to stroke the adult chickens, which will increase their social.
Roosters will crow at 6 AM.
A sleeping post for them to sleep on and lay eggs (this is a random option, they should lay eggs between 4 AM and 6 AM)
Eggs may then be gathered, eaten or sold for $5 each. If gathered the basket may be put away in the fridge or sold.
Baby chicks will grow up to be adults after a few days.
There is a slaughter option that will create a cooked chicken. This is something I'd like to change eventually, but for now, you have to purchase the slaughter table in order to slaughter a chicken, and the cooked version will be left on the table.
Note: These will conflict with the versions that Farmsims has for sale on his site. I have made numerous changes, that have taken me weeks to complete, and while he did violate my policy by selling them, I do appreciate the hard work he put into them to improve them.