How + Why Do You Keep Your Chickens/Poultry? ~ OPEN POLL~

Why/how do you keep your flock?

  • For eggs/meat

    Votes: 16 37.2%
  • For meat/eggs but also give them a nice life while it lasts

    Votes: 22 51.2%
  • To make them happy and give them a good life

    Votes: 16 37.2%
  • For shows/breeding

    Votes: 3 7.0%
  • For shows/breeding + make them happy

    Votes: 6 14.0%
  • For pets + entertainment

    Votes: 31 72.1%
  • Other (please specify in comments section)

    Votes: 6 14.0%

  • Total voters
    43

SulkyBantam

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Nov 3, 2020
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The Emerald Isle
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So, how do you keep your poultry?
Why?

I'm curious to hear your opinions, there are so many aspects of poultry keeping, we all have our different ways...
I hope this will be an ongoing poll + discussion forum to talk about how you manage your flocks.

Have fun!

(I think this is the right section but BYT managers, please feel free to move it if necessary.)
 

PioneerChicks

Naturalist
Sep 4, 2019
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15,138
787
Idaho
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I originally got chickens for eggs, but now many of them are pets. And I let a couple special ones live out their lives in my yard, such as 6-year-old Dana who was part of my original flock. I plan on raising and and turkeys for meat soon. I also enter some in shows. Most importantly, they are my therapy and pride.
 

Erba

Crowing
May 4, 2018
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296
Bollschweil, Germany
I also got them for the extra manure for my vegetable garden. But I really enjoy their eggs, meat and entertainment. It was one more step to toward a bit more self sufficiency. And knowing what fate awaits them in the egg and chicken meat industry kind of put me off buying any of it. Now i know what I am eating from egg to table and that is the best part of it.
 

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