Chickens are the best pets ever!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nicole01, May 20, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    I never knew how much I would love chickens! Hubby surprised me last March with 2 chicks the kids picked out. I said fine, but no more! My 17 year old daughter was feeling left out, but I really thought 2 chicks would be more then I could handle. She went the next day and brought home a chick. I was very happy with them and then I started reading about the different breeds. I was really started to get attached to the chicks and the next week I brought home a cute little speckled sussex. The funny thing is, chicken math struck and now I have a total of 8 from the ages 9-2.5 weeks of age 7 different breeds! I have the older ones in the coop and younger ones in the brooder.

    Each and every chick has their own personality! The ones that were very frightened have become very friendly. I had to handle them a lot, some more then others. I usually have a chick in my lap. I try and give equal attention. Everytime I sit in the coop, the three older girls jump on my lap. They love being pet, picked up and getting tons of attention!

    I'm going to the chick store this afternoon to help my neighbor pick out a couple Easter eggers. It will take everything I have not to bring them home.

    I think I have lost my mind! lol I often wonder if there are other people who feel the same as I do. I can't talk about the chickens outside my immediate family, they call me crazy for having them in the first place and tell me my chickens are ugly.

    Anyways, chickens are the best pets ever!
  2. connerscroft

    connerscroft Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    [​IMG] Ditto!
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    I thought chickens were pretty, but the ones I had been around weren't friendly so I didn't think they'd make good pets. Mine have proved otherwise.
  4. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2011
    I'm right there with you. I was going to get three chickens and a year later I have 8. It happens...
  5. fishin-nole

    fishin-nole Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2011
    My first adventure into chicken's has turned out great too! I got 8 str8 runs hoping for atleast 3 hen's and got just that, the 5 roosters will be going in the freezer with the exception of one that's crippled and will go in the compost bin.
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    It is amazing how chickens have personalities and love us.

    I love my chickens too!
  7. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Awesome!
    If I didn't have a limit, I would have alot [​IMG]
  8. empireranch

    empireranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    I couldn't agree more - who knew they would be this much fun!
  9. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If you're happy with chickens, don't try a turkey or goose, they will ruin you on chickens [​IMG]
  10. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2010
    they make my wife and kids happy, and they are cathartic for me to watch, like fish

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