Featured Official BYC Poll: Why Do You Have Chickens - Select All That Apply

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nifty-Chicken, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Pets

    1,673 vote(s)
    71.3%
  2. Eggs

    2,185 vote(s)
    93.2%
  3. Meat

    622 vote(s)
    26.5%
  4. Fertilizer

    897 vote(s)
    38.3%
  5. Bug Control

    995 vote(s)
    42.4%
  6. More interesting and/or easy than other animals

    619 vote(s)
    26.4%
  7. Other (please specify in reply comments)

    254 vote(s)
    10.8%
  8. Showing & Exhibition

    213 vote(s)
    9.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. lesliew

    lesliew New Egg

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    I also got the chickens for my dog as well. She's a Border Collie trained to herd sheep ...
    The dog and I are both quite happy to watch the chickens for quite a while. However, I always have to go work on something; my dog thinks watching the chickens is her work and she loves every minute of it! She LOVES her chickens!!smile

    I thought this was hilarious.[​IMG] We used to have a border collie/lab mix and I can just see her rounding up the chickens! She used to herd us when we first got her.​
     
  2. wing it

    wing it Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 13, 2009
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    i cook alot , also have a big garden. nothing like fresh eggs,bug control and Fertilizer. also cool to hang out with while weeding
     
  3. ldemmert

    ldemmert Out Of The Brooder

    Because they are there!
     
  4. demp4

    demp4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 31, 2009
    Central NY
    We have ours for eggs, and bug control... I also chose other because we eat organically and this way I know what my chickens are eating!
     
  5. chickencoop31320

    chickencoop31320 Have bator, will hatch

    Sep 24, 2008
    Southeast Georgia
    My reason for keeping animals:
    Teaching my kids to respect animals.
    To me that means being kind to them and caring for them properly. To some of the chickens its also about showing respect to them in their final moments while processing them... My kids (and my husband and myself) have all learned a great deal from our chickens, turkeys and goat.

    Also, its about having fun with them [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    Tax purposes. Need to keep my "ag" designation on my acreage, and keeping livestock helps ensure that I achieve this.
     
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Wow, that's a very interesting reason for sure!
     
  8. LaSombra

    LaSombra Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Washington
    Quote:interesting... I wonder if we could do that or if you have to have a certain number of animals or if you have to sell products from them or what...
     
  9. possumqueen

    possumqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 17, 2009
    Monroe, North Carolina
    pets, eggs, fertilizer, bug control, easier/more interesting than other animals to keep.

    You might add (if someone hasn't already) CHEAPER than other animals. Cheapest I've ever had to feed and care for.

    Or maybe that comes under "easier."
     
  10. inezbouley

    inezbouley Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 1, 2009
    Florida
    Stress Therapy
     

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