are chickens pets?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by iron chicken, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. yes

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  2. no

    25 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. iron chicken

    iron chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are chickens pets? tell me why or why not.
     
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  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Mine are, with the added bonus of eggs and one day meat. Mine all have names and are loved.
     
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  3. Lmjc

    Lmjc Out Of The Brooder

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    They are pets, if you don't abuse them and make them mean, if you spend time with them, love them and respect them, they can be the sweetest babies, and they might even jump on your lap to get petted or held
     
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  4. Joe Jordan

    Joe Jordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They sure are! That is, till they stop producing eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. BigECarter

    BigECarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they cost more than you save on eggs and meat, I'd say they are pets (in most cases).
     
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  6. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 100% pets. We would have them even if chickens never layed eggs. We would never dream of getting rid of any who stop laying :)
     
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  7. kcjones

    kcjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    even the meat chickens turned into pets
     
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  8. PAchickengirl

    PAchickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours are definitely like pets. I even find myself talking to them!
     
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  9. gingerpeach22

    gingerpeach22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, my flock of laying hens are pets, some more friendly than others, but some who sit on my lap and allow me to stroke their feathers. I sing to them and they talk to me. When free ranging, I call them and they run through the forest to come and it's a fun sight. Such good girls. The basket actually has a dozen eggs laid this morning by my fourteen hens, young hens (silver Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, Australorps) (spell check says those are all spelled wrong, but who cares?)
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  10. Blondiechic

    Blondiechic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are all pets. The eggs are an added bonus. I love my girls, they come when they are called and follow me about. They have their quirks and personalities. The silkies just love cuddles. I think they are under rated pets!
     
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