Help me persuade my mom!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sunshine Hen, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Sunshine Hen

    Sunshine Hen In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2007
    Stamford, CT
    I'm sooo excited because my neighbor is getting chicks on May 4!! I really want only 3 little chicks. mom isn't completely convinced. She keeps saying: "Oh, your excited about getting chicks - that will live down the street." Grrrr! My dad is all for the idea, he wants the poop!

    So, can you guys make a list of reasons why I should get chicks?? I already told her: We get eggs, it would make me happy, and she agrees that they're beautiful birds. So other reasons would be appreciated!

    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. It would teach your responsibility on taking care of animals.
    If you have too many eggs you can sell them to friends families and it will teach you about business.
    It is a cheap source of entertainment(this may backfire), you won't need to go to the movies as much.
  3. zimmy

    zimmy Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    It will most definately teach you how to deal with poop. Therefore, diaper-changing stops seeming so bad X.X
  4. thechickenfarmer

    thechickenfarmer Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    There's nothing better for your family and the enviornment that eating local food. They aren't nearly as much work as some pets and really are loveable! [​IMG]
  5. cookie_chick

    cookie_chick In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2007
    they can be really fun

    my chicken sits on my shoulder like a cocky and sits on my finger

    it trainsu to be good with animals

    and a whole lot more i cant think of...............

  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Lets not forget...PEST CONTROLL. They wont get all of the bugs, but they will get a lot of them. And there is no better therapy, than sitting in a chair, watching chickens walk about, doing chicken things!
  7. Chicken_Addict

    Chicken_Addict Songster

    Apr 21, 2007
    Kellyville Oklahoma
    they are better pets than dogs and easier i must say tell her i bought my 2 yr old 10 chickens and he helps everyday we let oe sit on his arm for he first time today u should aseen his smile [​IMG] and they are really cheap to care for good luck

    mommy let ur kiddo have a chick or 2 please?

    maybe that will help!
  8. Llysse

    Llysse Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    I think better than making a list of why you really want them, you should make her a list showing how ready you are to take care of them. That's probably what she's worried about--that's what most parents are worried about. After all, they don't stay cute little chicks, they turn into full grown CHICKENS (which some of us also think are adorable [​IMG] ).

    You can start here for the basic stuff:

    I'd also recommend getting a book or two on how to take care of chickens, and what kind of housing they need as they grow. Storey's Guide to Chickens is one of the best, in my opinion, but there are lots of good books out there.

    I bet if you approached your mom from the perspective of being ready to take responsibility, as opposed to just wanting something that's cute and fuzzy, she'd be a lot more willing to listen to what you have to say.
  9. Sunshine Hen

    Sunshine Hen In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2007
    Stamford, CT
    Thanks everyone! I have a really good book on how to take care of chicks/chickens that I've been reading almost every night. I'll tell my mom your ideas and I think they will work!
  10. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    Quote:Good for you. I am glad you are reading and doing your research. Another good reason is you can join the 4-H club and show your birds. Just remember to start out with good birds for beginners. What kind of birds are you interested in?

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