Lap chickens

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Kit, May 8, 2011.

  1. Kit

    Kit Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls are 8 wks old now, and are such a hoot! I have a rule here - Nothing lives at my house unless it's a pet! Well, they seem to have gotten the word. I spent lots of time sitting with them when they were little, then started feeding them treats - now, out of 20, I have about 15 that are really friendly - the others are ninnies! I have a few that every time I come into the run, they are on my lap immediately - I put a bench in there for that purpose! Patsy the Red Star, and Charlotte the Dominique are the biggest pets - they'll sit with you all day if you let them. Plus I have to watch Patsy - she follows me to the gate and tries to go out with me. And they're friendly to everyone - as long as someone will hold them. I always thought that chickens would be entertaining, but they have far exceeded my expectations!!
    My husband and I talk about getting a little "chicken love" now - we both go and sit in the run with them - very therapeutic. He was skeptical about this chicken thing at the beginning - just indulging another one of my whims - but he has been totally won over by them- they're the most fun!!
     
  2. hisdaughter

    hisdaughter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad you chickens are so friendly. It really makes you feel good when they come to you, peep and just seem happy to see you. My hubby is really enjoying our ladies too!! Have a blessed evening.
     
  3. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want Lap Chickens [​IMG] The best I get is snatching up my broody and petting her lavishly while I collect the eggs [​IMG]

    from downstate NC
     
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  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I like them, too!
     
  5. YYZ

    YYZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess ill have to put some more time into my chicks when i get them. id love lap chicks.

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  6. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Does this mean your husbands a pet?
     
  7. Kit

    Kit Out Of The Brooder

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    Probably - he gets spoiled on occasion - but probably not as much as the "critters' -
     
  8. YYZ

    YYZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Critters come first....they always welcome us no matter what.[​IMG]
    And need us !
     

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