It wasn't supposed to be this way....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ThinkingChickens, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    I fell in love with my chickens. Before I owned chickens, I thought of them as food. Then, when we were thinking about getting them I thought they'd be as boring as finches or parakeets. Turns out the darn things have these personalities and quirks and are eager and happy to see me. Darn it all to heck, I fell for the girls. =0)

    Mabel, Maude and Ethel by Raven Wren Designs, on Flickr

    Buff Orpington and RIR- Dorothy and Harriet by Raven Wren Designs, on Flickr

    Australorp- Gertrude by Raven Wren Designs, on Flickr
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    you have very healthy and nice chicken, i am glad you are enjoying them
  3. DinosRBirds

    DinosRBirds Hunted by Moonlight

    Feb 1, 2011
    Lake Huron,MI
    Loooovely, I too have a Harriet.
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    They ARE beautiful.

    How could you Not love them? Great pictures.
  5. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    Oh, and just to love them even more, they integrated beautifully thanks to advice I got here. They are 10 weeks and 25 weeks and they all live in a walk in run (with free ranging) together. They didn't give me much trouble. I just love em!
  6. BeckyandHerBrood

    BeckyandHerBrood Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 20, 2011
    Champaign, IL
    It's funny how that works. I sort of fell into this chicken thing, and have found that my chickens are better pets than my cat. They all have personalities and are actually affectionate. Who would have thought?
  7. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Yup! I love my chickens almost more than the dogs! ! And they listen better to boot. I have become, officially, a Chicken Nerd, as my friends like to call me. I find the title endearing, as I love my chickens to death!
  8. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Quote:Don't we all! [​IMG]
  9. Amarisus

    Amarisus Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Fallbrook CA
    Same thing happened to me, I used to...well I hate to admit but I used to hate chickens. But my mom loved them and bought some chicks. I helped her take care of them and before I knew it I loved them. I didn't think they could be so cute and personable. And they're a heck of alot smarter than I ever gave them credit for [​IMG]
  10. specklesmom

    specklesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    Chickens are the very best possible pets!!!

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