I am finally admitting that I like chickens....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by slikchik, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. slikchik

    slikchik New Egg

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    Hi all.

    I'm Faith, married in my late 20's with two kids and finally ready to confess that I do actually like chickens. I've kept them for four years now with an economical excuse that the organic eggs and meat were simply the healthiest I could provide at the best cost for my family. Last summer I added a turkey to the mix (she came out of a bargain box and I told my husband that I had no idea it was a turkey - I just picked the biggest, healthiest looking "chicken" in the box at the hatchery). This year we have three turkeys, they're stinkin easy to raise, very friendly and taste delicious. I am on a continual quest to refine my operation so that I can spend less time on chores and more time sitting back enjoying family and hobbies. It was that quest that led me here - I had discovered chicken nipples in the farmtek catalog and wanted more information from real people who used them. The tutorials and pictures provided on this site were excellent information and I incorperated chicken nipples into my layer's tractor two weeks ago and haven't cleaned or filled a waterer since! I haven't registered on this board in that time because I knew that becoming a member of this community would be like crossing a line for me. No longer counld I claim indifference to my flocks, as utilitarian as they are. Nope, posting about my birds would jettison me into the realm of "hobbies" - something I do simply because I like to. But after feeding and moving my birds this afternoon, it took me an additional ten minutes of "observation time" with them before I could come back in. I could say that I take pride in managing my flock well. Or I could just give it up and admit that I like the suckers.

    Don't tell my husband.
     
  2. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

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    Oh yes...very very addicting.... [​IMG]
     
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  4. dawg53

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  5. teach1rusl

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    How long did it take DH to figure out that ugly, gangly little chick wasn't like the rest??? [​IMG] Welcome to the support group...hehee. [​IMG]
     
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  8. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Admitting you have a problem is the first...wait! What am I saying?? [​IMG] Welcome to the craziness!
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  10. bowlingsf

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