wynedot55

Songster
12 Years
Mar 28, 2007
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how did everyone come /decide to get chickens.ill start it off.i was on the puter 1 cold dec day.an it hitt me like a bolt.why dont i serch for hatcheries.so i did that an boom i wanted chickens.so i spent 3 months checking out hatcheries.then in march i got chicks from TSC.an boom i had chicks.then built a 12 by 12 henhouse.got up to 30 hens in 2yrs.converted a barn into a big henhouse.vermitts hitt an wiped me out.so buried welded wire 2ft deep nailed to 2 by 4s with nails sticking out undergfround so far.so im back to stasrting over.during that time i lost 4 peacocks.but i never gave up.
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
16,317
70
331
Kansas~50+ yrs of chickens
My parents always had chickens as did my grandparents so when I got married and we had our own farm I of course got chickens. Can't imagine not having them.
 

Cetawin

Chicken Beader
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
13,752
127
333
NW Kentucky
My family had them on the farm as long as I can remember during my childhood...now that I am through college, through law, retired, hubby retired from the Army and we can have them...we got them.
 

bamadominaker

Songster
11 Years
Apr 7, 2008
172
2
129
Honoraville, Alabama
Actually never thought I would ever have many pets. Not a lot of them growing up but my great grandfather had chickens, I can remeber when we would go there int he summer we would all try to get our grandparents to let us take a biddy home. So, now that I am grown and have a lot of free time, my S/O and I have decided that we can handle it. we had to get rid of the stress
to get stressful FUN.
 

mandomama

Songster
11 Years
Mar 18, 2008
241
3
129
corvallis oregon
after kids kinda grew up
, we bought 5 acres and built a bigger house,


Not so big really, we had a very small house in town.

We want to start taking care of ourselves as much as we can and food of course is a big part of that! Got the chicks to give us eggs, and in the case of nasty roos, meat!
 

wynedot55

Songster
12 Years
Mar 28, 2007
1,295
8
181
like yall to ive always been round an had chickens underfoot.an having a farm makes the chicken addiction worse.
 

Moonwalker

Songster
12 Years
Jan 9, 2008
925
3
161
Washburn, MO
My boss decided to raise some hens for eggs and got a bunch from the feed store. I was taking care of them, thought they were cute. But didn't want any of my own.
Then he got some fancies from an auction and one of the silkies got sick/injured. In doing online research to try and help her, I ran across this group, and was also one-on-one with a chicken for the first time. (not just a batch of 50)

So now, a couple months later, I have my own little flock going!
 

Cheep Mama

Songster
11 Years
Mar 14, 2008
285
0
129
Michigan
I grew up on a large beef cattle farm, but we also raised chickens and turkeys. I loved it as a child. My husband also grew up on a farm and had chicks, so when we got married and moved to our house we decided to turn our shed into a coop and get some chicks. It was my husbands idea at first, now I think he regrets it!! I'm addicted!!!
 

Lonomakana

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
55
1
39
Pa'auhau, Hawaii
Growing up in Hawaii, we always had pets (dogs, cats, rabbits) and the random duck, peacock, or turtle that would wander up from the stream behind our house. We never had chickens since my mom was deathly afraid of them.
I later lived in Paraguay where all of my neighbors had yard chickens. They swore they were RIR's but they laid blue or pink eggs. I got used to the crowing and the free food so I decided that I'd get some chickens when I got back home. Well, I've bought my first house and now I can do it. The neighborhood is closely packed with single wall houses but nobody minds the chickens as many folks just have roo's for cockfighting. My only problem will be keeping the mongoose from eating my egg layers.
 

Rte.66_chicks

Songster
11 Years
Feb 22, 2008
869
4
149
Kingman, AZ
A stray roo came into our yard. He ended up being really mean, but first we borrowed a companion for him, then bought some chicks, and it has snowballed from there. My family had chickens one time when I was growing up, and my husband's mother has had chickens for a long time.
 

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