Backyard-chicken stories are the latest bogus trend, media critic says

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by pinguin, May 15, 2009.

  1. pinguin

    pinguin In the Brooder

    Jan 4, 2009
    SW IL

  2. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
    So, all of our chickens are "just a fad."
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    A fad huh? I think not.
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:definately not!!
  5. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    Its not a fad, people have raised BYC long before the economy took a down turn. The media is just hyping it up so people will beleive it is the trend of the future because of the economic hardship and as soon as the economy gets better it will end. I don't think so. It is actually probably more expensive to own BYC, with the cost of feed and housing.

  6. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    this website is not mad for fads
  7. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    In some cases yes it is a trend or something thats hot.

    I have been raising chickens for 8 years and in those 8 years i have seen it come and go.
    People will buy chickens and quickly become tired of all the commitment it takes to care for them.
    I have had people want to return chickens they have bought from me saying how loud and dirty they were.
    Some see them cute as chicks and purchase them only to dislike the chicken they become.
    One lady reported to me hers just laid too many eggs and she was tired of having them piled on her kitchen counter.
    Still another said the rooster was to loud and crowed way to often it was annoying.

    So yes for some it can be just a fad.
  8. Ferngully

    Ferngully Songster

    Nov 6, 2008
    N.E. Florida
    Hey cool!!!!!!!
    I, as an older person, am actually "in-fadshion" for a change. Stop the clocks, grab the calendar, call all my children.......... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    No, it isn't a fad, and yes it costs more than buying from a store. Will those people who have started BYC flocks fairly recently continue with them? Probably, if they have made it past the initial sticker shock of coop and run and first 3 months feed bill.
  9. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

    Apr 27, 2009
    Beaumont, Texas
    Actually, I think he was saying that it was NOT a new fad.

  10. Ferngully

    Ferngully Songster

    Nov 6, 2008
    N.E. Florida

    Thought I was on track for once. [​IMG]

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