How old were you when you got your first chicken?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Country Heart, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Chickens were part of my family before I was :)

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  2. in my youth, 0-12

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  3. in my teens, 13-19

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  4. in my twenties, 20-29

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  5. in my thirties, 30-39

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  6. in my forties, 40-49

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  7. in my fifties, 50-59

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  8. in my sixties, 60-69

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  9. in my seventies, 70-79

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  10. in my eighties, 80-89

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  11. in my nineties, 90-99

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  12. I don't have any yet, but hope to before I reach 100

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  1. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    How old were you when you got your first chicken?

    I have the feeling that I am a pretty late bloomer - in my 40's. It could be that the kids are all flying off to college and I was looking for something to fill the empty nest, at least at first. But now, I'm totally in love and could not see my yard without the pitter-patter of little chicken feet.

    My youngest daughter got me my first three chicks for Mother's Day.

    What's your story?
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2009
  2. gwennym

    gwennym Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2008
    Edwardsville, IL
    wow, looks like us "old duffers" are in the lead !!

    I moved from Northern Illinois to Southern Illinois, at the age of 44, to live near my aging parents, who have a 35-acre farm. I LOVE the critters, from the chickens to the dogs to the naughty goats, etc., so it was just the natural next step for me (I bought a house on 6 acres w/ a pole barn). Now I have chickens, 4 roosters, 7 Pekin ducks and one Miss Goose.

    love my fowl !

  3. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good poll! should be pretty interesting [​IMG]
  4. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    We are in our early 50's!

    We got our first chickens last Labor Day, 9/1/2008. That's just a year ago and we've laughed and cried over our chickens. Thank goodness for BYC. We've also learned alot from everyone here!! Thanks to everybody!
  5. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    There were chickens before me [​IMG]
  6. littlechickenfarmer

    littlechickenfarmer New Egg

    Sep 14, 2009
    Houlton ME.
    i say im lucky cause I got my chickens when I was 11.
  7. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    i am 57 and just now have chickens. i have had pets all my life.. dogs, cats, chipmunk, turtles. ferrets.. just never chickens. boy did i miss out..i love them .. they are alot like my little parrot.. very lovey dovey.. except for the one rooster. but the other two roos are very petable.
  8. siriradha

    siriradha Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 16, 2009
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Fifty-seven years, three months, and twelve days! I got my very first chicken TODAY!!![​IMG]
  9. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    My dad had chickens before I was born and then when I was born had none but got more when I was about 5 or 6 I think?? Their names were Cotton and Coco [​IMG]
  10. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    They were part of my family (as you can see, 4 generations of chicken men "counting me" which raised the American gamefowl). But when i had my own, that were actually mine and not dads. About 4-5.

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