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Hi, long time lurker and now new user here.

 

I've recently bought my first chicks as an adult. My father had chicken and so did my grandfather. And my great-grandfather had a chicken farm, so you can say it's in the blood :) Perhaps one day I'll buy a house further out in the countryside with a large piece of land and raise a few more than our currently 6 chickens. Any suggestions to convince my wife are greatly appreciated ;)

 

Also, as a curiosity. I'm not a native English speaker and until recently I thought plural for chicken was chicken (without the 's') - like fish and furniture. And now I can't get used to say chickens because it feels wrong.

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Hi and welcome to BYC from Northern Michigan, glad you joined in :)

 

English is not always the most logical language.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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post #3 of 5

Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us. Seems like you do indeed have chicken-keeping in the blood, and I'm sure that you have some great advice and experience from your family.

 

You certainly write English perfectly and the quirks of this silly language (I can say that, cos I'm English :)) must make life very difficult when learning it as a second language! If "chicken" sounds better than "chickens" to you - then stick with what you prefer - we all talk chicken here, and grammar and spelling a rarely important. 

 

I'm sure you wife will come round to the idea of chickens - time and "selective amnesia" when increasing your flock size seemed to work for me! 

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Spouses tend to come around to the  chicken side - who can resists fluffy butts ?   It shouldn't take to long. Your English is fine.     Welcome to Backyard chickens, hope you enjoy it as  much as we do. 

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