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Chickenp00p

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Hey everyone! I was curious about the variety going on in here. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind telling me (everyone) maybe what got you into chickens (or other feathery friends) in the first place!

I don't think there was any one reason I got into chickens. I haven't been around a lot of chickens growing up (I was around other livestock). I guess I started thinking about chickens when I started wondering how to be more self sufficient, a skill I feel (sadly) we are losing in this day and age, especially with my generation.

How about you?
 
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chickenlittle21

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I am 200 years old (not really :D), I am a woman and what got me into chickens is I moved out to the farms a little less than a year ago and my house that I moved to had a chicken coop, so soon (a couple months) after I moved in I got 17 chicks.

I am also going to add that right now my small 2.5 acre farm has 18 sheep, 5 cats (inside), 4 dogs, around 40 chickens (including chicks), and 2 ducklings.

I am also going to add that sadly out of the 17 chicks chicks I first got only 11 have made it to 9 months old.
 

Chickenp00p

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I am 200 years old (not really :D), I am a woman and what got me into chickens is I moved out to the farms a little less than a year ago and my house that I moved to had a chicken coop, so soon (a couple months) after I moved in I got 17 chicks.

I am also going to add that right now my small 2.5 acre farm has 18 sheep, 5 cats (inside), 4 dogs, around 40 chickens (including chicks), and 2 ducklings.

I am also going to add that sadly out of the 17 chicks chicks I first got only 11 have made it to 9 months old.

Oh wow! That is so fun that you get to have a farm. I wish we had the property for that, I suppose I could have a few of each.. LOL. I was so eyeballing the goats and ducks and rabbits when I went to pick up my chickens!
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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I grew up on a dairy farm, than my husband and I owned one for around 10 years before we decided it wasn't for us. We currently own a 40 acre hobby farm. I keep all kinds of critters for fun. Probably too many. My husband enjoys putzing around in the fields planting stuff for the wildlife.

I think I was born to keep animals. It's all I have ever known.
 

Chickenp00p

Chirping
Jun 4, 2020
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I grew up on a dairy farm, than my husband and I owned one for around 10 years before we decided it wasn't for us. We currently own a 40 acre hobby farm. I keep all kinds of critters for fun. Probably too many. My husband enjoys putzing around in the fields planting stuff for the wildlife.

I think I was born to keep animals. It's all I have ever known.

I love that! I keep telling my husband, I just feel so happy with these chickens here for some reason, it's so strange. I enjoy taking care of them. I'm glad you enjoy your calling :)
 
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When I was around 7 my dad decided he’d finally get chickens( he had been wanting chickens for awhile) and so we bought around 8 chicks off Craigslist. They came, they then grew up and we were stuck with 5 roosters. I loved all of them a lot but one was mean to all the hens and roosters. I decided(at 7 years old) I was going to “train” my rooster. And I did! I cuddled with him everyday and was always spoiling him, he grew up to be a very nice rooster named Tick(the first picture) the second rooster was Charlie he was a cute “little” rooster who love our duck Chubs who we had before the chickens. The 3rd rooster was Brownie he was a normal rooster until later on. The 4th rooster was Bumblebee he was a rooster who always wanted to be a leader and tried very hard to. And the last rooster was Vest, Vest was a leader for a very long time and he was very good at it. I then continued to keep chickens as I really enjoy them crowing at 3 in the morning and hatching eggs at random times and many other things
 

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