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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chickenlover50010, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. chickenlover50010

    chickenlover50010 Kernal Fan Club Member

    Jan 19, 2009
    South Jersey
    ...you got your first chicken or duck? What breed was it, and what was it's name?

  2. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Songster

    Jun 19, 2009
    Holland, Massachusetts
    I was 30-something when I got my first chicken. She is a white crested black polish named Henrietta (not a very original chicken name, but my daughter chose it and it stuck)
  3. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Songster

    Sep 30, 2008
    I was 39 (I am now 41). I bought them from one of BYC's advertisers because they adveritsed here and they were in Texas. All of my girls have the same name. I call all of them Tramp

    Red Sex Links
    Brown Sex Links
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    Last edited: Jan 4, 2010
  4. joedie

    joedie Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I had 8 BSL's in my late 20's for a few years but really didn't know anything about chickens back then and there wasn't any internet or sites like this to learn on. I started again last year and now have 28 various breeds of chickens and have learned a whole lot on BYC.
  5. BedHead

    BedHead In the Brooder

    Dec 17, 2009
    My dad got baby chicks when I was growing up, I was maybe 10? I have no idea what breed they were or anything. They were half grown when some dogs ate them all, and that was the end of my parents' chicken keeping experiences. I have not had any since!!
  6. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    My first chicken I got was in November of 2008 so I was 14 [​IMG] He had no name though [​IMG] lol

    Heres a pic of him (He's still alive, My friend has him)

  7. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    Two years old---about 1956.

  8. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Old enough to know better...Last March I got all my Girls...
    BO is Mary Kate
    We ate Ashley because she was an Adam and mean!
    Buff cochin bantamis LIL Bit
    Lakenvelders are Curious and Georgina
    RIRs are Ruby Red and Becky
  9. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    I was maybe 5 yrs old when our neighbors gave me and my brother some ducklings. My dad put them in the corn crib for a pen and they were promptly eaten by a predator. So we didn't have them long. [​IMG] I used to love the chickens at my grandparent's farm, but none were mine.

    I got my first chickens when I was 30.
  10. Scoop

    Scoop Songster

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    Late 40's, [​IMG]

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