How many of you with chickens just for pets....?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chickensioux, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    How many with chickens just for pets get offended when people joke about eating your chickens? You know the ones that always have to say "When you gonna eat them?" or if you spend any money on one or one pecks you they say "I would have just eaten it".

    Drives me crazy, these are my pets. I know people eat chicken and raise them for that. I eat chicken too just not mine, they're pets. Most of my friends know this and yet still......

    Any good comebacks?
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens own son jokes about it. [​IMG] In some places, cat, dog, or horse are fair game. In other places, the people would never consider eating a cow or pig. I've joked myself about which of my own pets I'd rather be stranded with if I was starving (yeah, I know...that's in bad "taste" too). And I love my critters! Can't think of any witty comebacks...I'll have to ponder on that...
  3. chixie

    chixie Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    chickens are pets to me... it usually doesn't bother me when someone jokes about eating them... cause they know deep down that if they really tried I would whip their now its a different story about my two roos- I just may let someone eat them if they don't straighten up... I know chickens are food ... just not mine
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2009
  4. michellelei1

    michellelei1 In the Brooder

    Oct 24, 2008
    Brockton, MA
    It doesn't bother me so much but don't they know we've heard it before a million times.
    My son on the other hand gets very offfended. He's stopped eating chicken completely and I'm the bad one when I serve it.
    Although, he knows I'd never eat our pets.
  5. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Just pets here. No way am I eating my babies. I [​IMG] to my hubby whenever he jokes about eating them. I know he's just kidding, but I just don't find it funny.
  6. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
    My dad likes to say, "You just may show up one day and have one less chicken. They look mighty tasty." And I reply, "Well, I may just show up one day, and not have your hunting dog."

    And that's that. [​IMG]
  7. Chicks & Dip

    Chicks & Dip In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2009
    Gunter, TX
    hmmm. Just think, chickens have a soul, a brain {though it's not very big}, and a heart, be nice to your babies
  8. Tonopah Pati

    Tonopah Pati Rest in Peace 1938-2011

    Mar 24, 2009
    Tonopah, Arizona
    By Golly no body will eat my pets. They have a special place. If I wanted to eat them, I would raise Meat Birds. I don't care how people respond. Show them your eggs and say NA-NA-NA, can your pet give you breakfast? [​IMG]:plbb:plbb
  9. HippieChickens

    HippieChickens Songster

    Jun 12, 2009
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2010
  10. Tonopah Pati

    Tonopah Pati Rest in Peace 1938-2011

    Mar 24, 2009
    Tonopah, Arizona
    HippieChickens You hit the nail on the head. You know maybe saying to them, I have heard that so many times, that it is really old. Think up something new and move on. What about pets don't you understand? They will either move on, or out of your friends circle. [​IMG] Yes it is sad that you have to be rude to some people. It happens. You know, you do have to clean house on friends sometimes. All for the good, like a recharge of sorts. [​IMG]

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