BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › Random Ramblings › Chicken haters
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Chicken haters

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I have a LOT of pets. Compared to my other pets the chickens might actually be the only useful ones.
But I've never gotten so much negative response to any pet.
I had no idea there were so many chicken hating people out there.
There's people that are just suffering from some kind of chicken phobia. They just give them the heebeegeebees (did I spell that right?)
And then there are those people that react to 'hey I got some cute new chicks' with 'Oh I hate chickens! I used to watch my grandpa cut their heads off - haha'
What's there to hate about a little bird that even lays eggs as a bonus?! roll

Karin

WAHM to 1 funny little boy (hatched 5/06) and a happy little girl (09/08), living with 3 horses, 3 goats, 4 dogs, 4 1/2 cats, 5 guinea pigs, 3 tortoises, 1 lizard and my poor husband who didn't want pets...
We now have 2 EE chicks, 1 BR chick, 2 Cuckoo Marans
Reply
Karin

WAHM to 1 funny little boy (hatched 5/06) and a happy little girl (09/08), living with 3 horses, 3 goats, 4 dogs, 4 1/2 cats, 5 guinea pigs, 3 tortoises, 1 lizard and my poor husband who didn't want pets...
We now have 2 EE chicks, 1 BR chick, 2 Cuckoo Marans
Reply
post #2 of 16

I've met people who were cool about chickens but never an actual chicken-hater. I agree; there's no logic at all.I have to ask, 4 and a HALF cats?

Pardon him Theodotus: he is a barbarian and thinks the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature. George Bernard Shaw
Reply
Pardon him Theodotus: he is a barbarian and thinks the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature. George Bernard Shaw
Reply
post #3 of 16

old  There just jealous because their pets don't lay eggs giggiggig

"If you can't set a good example,
Serve as a terrible warning."  ---  wegotchickens

$13 trillion in debt?! We are screwed!
embrace your wierdness - normal people are boring
Reply
"If you can't set a good example,
Serve as a terrible warning."  ---  wegotchickens

$13 trillion in debt?! We are screwed!
embrace your wierdness - normal people are boring
Reply
post #4 of 16

My best friend of 26 years always acted a little weirded out by my chicken obsession.  Well, recently she confessed to me that when she was about 4ish she and her brother and sisters got a baby chick at Easter.  Her alcoholic father let it starve to death then blamed the children telling them they killed the baby.

You never know WHY someone feels the way they do.  I just know I love mine and wouldn't trade them for the world. smile

*DISCLAIMER*
No squirrels were harmed in the making of my custom title!!!
Reply
*DISCLAIMER*
No squirrels were harmed in the making of my custom title!!!
Reply
post #5 of 16

* Mis-perceptions
* Inability to connect what's on their plate w/ a real animal
* Lack of information
* Ignorance

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamaKate 

I have to ask, 4 and a HALF cats?


I have 4 cats that are mine and a big tomcat that moved into our garage ... oh maybe 2 years ago.
He eats our cat food, he has his own cat bed by now, he doesn't leave... I am counting him as half because I am actually not responsible that he's here so my husband is not allowed to count him as yet another one of my pets! cool

Karin

WAHM to 1 funny little boy (hatched 5/06) and a happy little girl (09/08), living with 3 horses, 3 goats, 4 dogs, 4 1/2 cats, 5 guinea pigs, 3 tortoises, 1 lizard and my poor husband who didn't want pets...
We now have 2 EE chicks, 1 BR chick, 2 Cuckoo Marans
Reply
Karin

WAHM to 1 funny little boy (hatched 5/06) and a happy little girl (09/08), living with 3 horses, 3 goats, 4 dogs, 4 1/2 cats, 5 guinea pigs, 3 tortoises, 1 lizard and my poor husband who didn't want pets...
We now have 2 EE chicks, 1 BR chick, 2 Cuckoo Marans
Reply
post #7 of 16

My father in law was NOT enthused about chickens.  Too many bad memories on the farm...they had lice, etc. 

He's passed on now. 

We have 18, and I get 12 more next week!

What's redneck elsewhere is "green" in Oregon.

1 husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, 3 goats, 59 chicks, 22? assorted hens, 1 stupid rooster, a rooster in waiting, 3 Khaki Campbell ducks, no partridge, and no pear tree.  This is what happens when you deny your children pet birds.
Reply
What's redneck elsewhere is "green" in Oregon.

1 husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, 3 goats, 59 chicks, 22? assorted hens, 1 stupid rooster, a rooster in waiting, 3 Khaki Campbell ducks, no partridge, and no pear tree.  This is what happens when you deny your children pet birds.
Reply
post #8 of 16

Some people just don't understand! They do not know what they are missing! Tell them "It's a chicken thing and they wouldn't understand"!gig

2 Wonderful Children, 1 DH, 1 Step Son, 23 Cochin, 7 OEGB, 20 ameracauna,  7 Peacocks,5 Turkeys, 5 Sebastopol Geese, 4 Runner Ducks, 1 Saxony Duck, 3 Silver Pheasants, 7 Ringneck Pheasants, 2 Valley Quail, 6 Guineas, 5 Dogs, 2 Horses, 2 Goats, 1 Rabbit, 2 Chinchillas, 6 Fish,  Ummmmm...LOTS of Chicks!!
http://pattyspollos.webs.com/
Reply
2 Wonderful Children, 1 DH, 1 Step Son, 23 Cochin, 7 OEGB, 20 ameracauna,  7 Peacocks,5 Turkeys, 5 Sebastopol Geese, 4 Runner Ducks, 1 Saxony Duck, 3 Silver Pheasants, 7 Ringneck Pheasants, 2 Valley Quail, 6 Guineas, 5 Dogs, 2 Horses, 2 Goats, 1 Rabbit, 2 Chinchillas, 6 Fish,  Ummmmm...LOTS of Chicks!!
http://pattyspollos.webs.com/
Reply
post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by patyrdz 

Some people just don't understand! They do not know what they are missing! Tell them "It's a chicken thing and they wouldn't understand"!gig


thumbsupthumbsup

"If you can't set a good example,
Serve as a terrible warning."  ---  wegotchickens

$13 trillion in debt?! We are screwed!
embrace your wierdness - normal people are boring
Reply
"If you can't set a good example,
Serve as a terrible warning."  ---  wegotchickens

$13 trillion in debt?! We are screwed!
embrace your wierdness - normal people are boring
Reply
post #10 of 16

Most of the chicken haters I know seem to have only been exposed to the type of chicken keepers who didn't exactly keep their chickens in the best of conditions. Their mantra is, "But they smell so BAD!" My SO was one of them, actually.

Then those people come to my house, and this is the typical question: "Why don't they smell?" roll

After they adjust to the idea that chickens are actually less smelly than their beloved cats and dogs, they usually ask if they can hold one.

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.
Reply
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Random Ramblings
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › Random Ramblings › Chicken haters