All about Chukar & Bobwhite Care

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by armymedic68w, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. armymedic68w

    armymedic68w Hatching

    Oct 22, 2019
    I use to raise every type of gamebird before enlisted n the Army. I come home from Iraq an how stupid this might sound, my birds saved my life in a way. I was always depressed, suicidal, an extreme alcoholic. I couldn't stop the horrible thoughts of things I was forced to do an forced to see. After shrapnel tearing my leg into pieces it became a living nightmare. No amount of meds or therapy help. After discharging from the Army I thought I'm gonna start raising gamebirds as did before I enlisted because the gave me much joy Bak than. An I was correct. My birds helped me heal mentally. So I have Chukars, Jumbo Wisconsin Bob White's, Butler Bob's, Mexican Speckled Bob's an my favorite Bob's, Snowflakes from Kenny, the discoverer of the Snowflake Bob. I'm wanting to train one or two of my Chukars to become my pet( service animal,lol ). Can anyone help with the knowledge I need to do this ??? Thank u
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC. Good luck with training your birds.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2019
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  3. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC.
    Are you asking how one would be able to 'registar' a bird as a service animal?

    I'm not sure that's possible but anyways be can call their birds 'therapy' animals.
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  4. FortCluck

    FortCluck Free Ranging

    Sep 9, 2019
    Central Virginia
    Your story is amazing. I'm glad you have found something that keeps you going. My husband lost his brother overseas in Afghanistan and this farm life we have created has helped him a lot in dealing with it.
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  5. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

    Jul 24, 2016
    Washington State
    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC! I find birds of all kinds to be amazing healers. I moved to the country to heal from grief and found life in birds, so I got chickens. In the beginning they were the reason I got out of bed in the morning. Now, 4 years later, they are just more spoiled pets that live here. :D I hope you will find peace and healing through your chickens, and can definitely see them as therapy service birds.

    Thank you so much for serving this country. You have sacrificed so much. I hope you will find this site is a bit of therapy too. At the very least, it provides a little comic relief and companionship each day.
  6. N F C

    N F C Moderator

    Dec 12, 2013

    People get into raising birds for all sorts of reasons, a lot of them for some of the same reasons you mention. There is something therapeutic about birds, I'm glad you have been able to get back to raising them.

    Make yourself at home here and thank you for joining us!
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  7. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

    Apr 17, 2012
    Coffee shop
  8. shayann

    shayann Songster

    Oct 18, 2019
    Chalmette, Louisiana
    Thank you for your service and Welcome to BYC!
  9. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    That was a terrific introduction.
    Thank you for serving our country.
    I'm so glad to read that your birds have brought joy back to your life so you can start really living it again.
  10. Papa John59

    Papa John59 Songster

    May 21, 2019
    Amberg, Germany

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