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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chickenlover50010, Jan 4, 2010.
...you got your first chicken or duck? What breed was it, and what was it's name?
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)
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
Gold Sex Links
Black Sex Links
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.
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!!
My first chicken I got was in November of 2008 so I was 14 He had no name though lol
Heres a pic of him (He's still alive, My friend has him)
Two years old---about 1956.
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
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. I used to love the chickens at my grandparent's farm, but none were mine.
I got my first chickens when I was 30.