I Says, I says... I says......Chicken Fever!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Brian, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Brian

    Brian Songster

    Sep 30, 2007
    Jacksonville, ORegon
    When we moved here to So Oregon almost a year ago. I wanted property, and I wanted to raise some chickens again. Several people lightly ribbed me for wanting chickens. "What are you going to do next? Buy overalls and walk around with a long blade of hay hanging from your mouth? A-huh, a-huh, ahuh." I thought to myself...is that a bad thing?

    Flash forward to present. I now have 16 eight week olds in the hen house. One friend has 5, another has 4, another yet is talking about getting some, and a fourth has ordered 12. [​IMG]

    It's contagious! Have you witnessed chicken fever yourself?
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2008
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    I've already spread the 'contagion' to one set of friends, and another set is going to take some of the chicks I've got percolating in the bator. So YES, chicken fever is both addictive AND contagious!!

    We've had our original set of chickens for exactly 1 year [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2008
  3. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    It's true. My friend just bought 9 chicks and another friend is trying to figure out how to convert her yard so she can have some too. [​IMG]
  4. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I'm the only one with chooks in my area, so far. The friends and family that know I have them, are entertained by the idea that I have them, but that's it.

    It sure would be nice to have another neighbor to talk chicken to. (and to hear another bok bok ba gawk from someone elses back yard.) [​IMG]
  5. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Kingman, AZ
    How about the blade of hay? When will that happen?
  6. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I wear bib overalls a lot. They are very comfortable!!!

  7. chcknrs

    chcknrs Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    nothing like the sweet taste of grass hay on a warm autumn night, beats the heck out of gum!
  8. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Shreveport, La
    Several weeks ago, my son saw that one of our neighbors had some very beautiful show-quality chickens in their front yard. He immediately began to "pester" me for chickens. I was soooo against it.. "chickens are stinky.. chickens are hard to care for.. we don't know anything about chickens..." but he kept on, and as spring got closer, I relented, did a little research myself, and decided we would get just a few banties. A couple of pretty little things that we could enjoy.. and who knows, maybe end up with something to show at the fair.
    Well, all it ook was that first trip to the feed store... and now I have it something bad... Chicken fever.. and the only cure is more chickens!
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    Last edited: Mar 27, 2008
  9. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Quote:Me too, exactly. I'd love to hear other chooks in the 'hood.

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