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chickens are a gateway

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by lmrickert, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. lmrickert

    lmrickert Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 24, 2015
    Northern California
    So the other day when I was purchasing my chicks, I had someone tell me that chickens are a gateway livestock, basically that once you start with chickens it basically turns into a full blown farm within a couple year. Does anyone think this is true?
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Sometimes it is. It depends on a number of factors; the individual personality, the reason for getting chickens to begin with, the amount of resources the person has to put into other poultry or livestock, etc.
  3. jaide

    jaide Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2014
    Yes. I have chickens. Now I really want a cow and some goats. The people down the road have pigs and I'd love to be able to raise our own pork to.

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