Chickens gave me a healthy lifestyle!:)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KattyKillFish, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    I didn't notice until recently that raising chickens has given me a much healthier lifestyle than that of my peers. i am 19 now, and while most people my age are out causing trouble, getting pregnant and drinking I remain at home tending to the babies and caring for them the best i can. also, i have to be home before midnight to turn the eggs. my mother leaves all the chicken work and care to me because... well... ther ARE MY chickens after all [​IMG]

    I pay for their feed and build their housing. but to me it is a miracle that i am not out with the others my age doing typical late-teen things. I would honestly rather stay at home with the chicks than go out and party.

    remember! if you have a kid get them interested in caring for chickens as soon as possible! i've been helping my mom out with ours for as long as i can remember, and she finally left it all to me. i am SO HAPPY with the way i turned out. thank you for reading [​IMG] i hope you all can share your story!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] CONGRATS!! BYC actually has quite a few young chicken lovers...
     
  3. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love your story. I hope my kids 11 and 8 who love our chickens now will continue to follow as you did. [​IMG]
     
  4. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I wish I had developed the interest in having my own chickens when my two sons were young and I've remarked to my husband that it would have made them more well-rounded men. Thanks for your post! [​IMG]
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Congratulations!!! I love your story too. [​IMG] [​IMG] I have a 42 yr old daughter who has been out of prison now for a little over a year for drugs. She grew up with chickens. Her sister is doing great and is successful. Go figure. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  7. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm in my mid-teens and I must agree with you. The occasional party and hang-out are okay, but I'd much rather spend time with my flock. No job so I don't have the money to pay for everything. Thanks for sharing! Good to know I'm not very alone.
     
  8. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    Quote:i don't have a job either. i get most of my money selling eggs & handmade arts and crafts. I also babysit CONSTANTLY! my nephew, the larva... he has no particular interest in raising animals of any kind bar hermit crabs. XD yeah and i think every one of us needs to spend time with friends, it's good for you XD
     
  9. Laura78

    Laura78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great! My saving grace was my 1976 Camaro that I was so into restoring with my dad. I've since sold that car (stupid ex boyfriend!) and now I've got a 1978 Camaro that I'm trying to restore slowly. I think all kids need some kind of healthy hobby. If it wouldn't of been for that car I have no idea what I would of spent my money on or what I would of done with my free time.
     
  10. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    yep i am 13 and at school not so cool but ask me any thing you need to know about ducks/chickens i am your guy.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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