5 things you've learned from your chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by windnleavesfarm, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. windnleavesfarm

    windnleavesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are five things you have learned from having/owning chickens?
     
  2. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some breeds tear up the ground more than others

    once I hatch out a batch of chicks I always want to do more, very addicting.

    bigger coops are always better so adding more chickens is easier.

    making sure that the fenced in run is high enough to walk in without having to crouch down.

    when you hear them squawking you go running outside to make sure their isn't some predator in the yard trying to take your chickens.
    (once I heard my chickens squawking, ran out and screamed at the sight of a bald eagle swooping down trying to grab my chicken only to be startled by my scream and fly off empty handed. turns out it was one of my roosters and he only had some feathers missing, no wounds.) sometimes we aren't always that lucky though.
     
  3. yyz0yyz0

    yyz0yyz0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i want more

    I want more

    I want more

    I want more

    I want more

    Have you ever heard of chicken math? it's a curse
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Roosters can be mean to the hens when they're young, but often mellow out as they get older.

    When you see a chicken that isn't acting right, don't wait and see what happens. Look it over and if necessary treat for disease/injury.

    Some chickens are fast molters, but others take months to molt.

    If you spoil your chickens, they can become almost as affectionate and trained as a dog.

    Hatching chicks is addicting.
     
  5. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not all chickens cluck

    they can be trianed

    they have very vivid persanlitys

    there weird

    they can be very loud or very quiet
     
  6. lesliedow

    lesliedow Chillin' With My Peeps

    -Everyone is unique: Funny, serious, loud, reserved.
    -Always remember where the "good" bugs are...who has the best treats! YUM!
    -Be proud of what you have accomplished: every egg is an event!
    -Don't let the rabble get you down! You are unique and if they don't see it-- peck their ****** heads until they do, ****-it!
    -Did I mention remembering where the "good" bugs are.....
     
  7. loversday002

    loversday002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im never alone when i am doing yard work
    there is nothing more exciting than when your chicks start hatching in the incubator
    some breeds are more friendly than others
    cross breeding is fun when the chicks come out beautiful
    i never thought i would bend over backwards to save a birds life
     
  8. Ladybug2001

    Ladybug2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 thing I've learned from my chickens....

    5. Don't trust neighborhood dogs.
    4. Build the coop the RIGHT way FIRST.
    3. Bigger is better.
    2. Pecking order comes from chickens.... It is hard to integrate new chicks into a flock.
    THE NUMBER ONE THING I HAVE LEARNED FROM MY CHICKENS
    1. They will eat ANYTHING, I do mean ANYTHING.
     
  9. Sharon Bee

    Sharon Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    - they dig more than I thought
    - th ey can create HUGE amounts of DUST
    - they are smarter than you think
    - they are FUNNY with unique personalities
    - have a great memory
     

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