1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Do your friends help feed your chickens?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by setter4, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. setter4

    setter4 Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
    I went out to breakfast this morning with 6 friends. When we were done eating one of them asked the waitress for a large to go box. When it came everyone loaded all their leftovers into it for the chickens. It cracked me up. they all love "the girls". [​IMG]
    Of course they all get a few eggs now and then too so there may be a method to their madness. lol
  2. Yeah I have one in particular who will being uneaten cobs of corn over to let the girls have at. She makes sure they are unseasoned, no salt or anything on her "treat cobs" Sometimes it drives me batty...I mean, who's she visiting?? me or the chickens?? Hard to tell sometimes, lol. [​IMG]
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Anytime we go out we always bring home the plate scrapings. People often think we are odd but then laugh when we say we have chickens.

    I have a friend with 9 kids. She keeps a slop bucket so I can feed my pigs. [​IMG]
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Quote:My baby cousins do that to. They are ages 5 and 7 so maybe I can get them to have chickens in the future [​IMG]
  5. georgiegirl

    georgiegirl Songster

    Jun 15, 2008
    Rockdale TX
    I actually have friends (3 of them) that buy bags of layer and bring once a month and I provide all the eggs they can eat. Works great for us all.
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Yes , we have friends that bring by large bags of day old bread that they go to the bakery and buy for the chickens .

    Now , they have started their own chicken yard LOL BUT they still share the bread with our chickens ....

    So , in return , our last hatch of baby chicks , we kept them for like 5 weeks and we called our friends over and presented them with ALL the baby chicks ....

    Friends for Life .... [​IMG]
  7. cackle

    cackle Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    yes, we went out last week and the people who we went with gave us their leftovers for the chickens. Two people at work kept them supplied with old veggies and fruit. I gave them eggs in exchange.
  8. setter4

    setter4 Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
    Quote:That's awesome! I wish some of my friends would get chooks of their own so we could trade chicken sitting duties when we go out of town. [​IMG]
  9. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

    May 1, 2008
    Our neighbor did 4-H in the 1950s. He gets such a kick out of our birds that he brought them treats from his garden all summer - corn, zuchini and tomatoes. Beautiful, perfect tomatoes. Too perfect. I am not ashamed to say that I pilfered a couple of tomatoes from the pile from time to time!
  10. You guys have great friends! My friends and family love the idea of my chickens, but haven't given treats thus far.

    However, my neighbor does bring them treats though and she chicken sits! She does it in exchange for eggs. Works for me!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: