OK, I admit it, I have become an addict. A CHICKEN addict!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by OHChick, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. OHChick

    OHChick Songster

    May 8, 2007
    I first got chickens on kind of a whim, I thought it'd be nice to have eggs, so I started raising baby chicks (NH Reds) back in May. I have never been a fan of birds, they kind of freaked me out but I must say I love this whole chicken thing more than I thought possible! Mine are not quite settled into their new home yet, so their eggs are everywhere in the barn, but even hunting for the eggs is fun. They follow me around, and run like maniacs when they see me coming... I'm sure they're thinking "its treat lady!!!!".

    So, anyway, when I purchased my last 3 alpacas from my neighbor, part of the contract was that she wanted 4 of my hens, no big deal I thought. Ha! I gave her 2 on Friday and she is taking 2 more today, and I'm DEVASTATED. Which is silly I know. She'll take good care of them and the animals I got from her she had raised since birth, so what's the difference right?

    Well to ease my sadness I just called a local hatchery and ordered 5 Barred Rock Pullets (17 wk old pullets) to be picked up on Saturday AM. I called DH *AFTER* placing the order. [​IMG]
    Makes it easier not to say no. haha.

    So here I am, a self-confessed chicken addict. Thank goodness I can join the rest of you addicts on here. [​IMG]
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    You're in the right place! [​IMG]
  3. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    If drugs are this addicting, I can truly understand why so many crimes are drug related.

    I would kill for any one of my chickens!!! :thun
  4. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    It's amazing how you get attached to those feathered creatures, isn't it? I only went away last week for a few days, and did a day go by that I didn't think of them?
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I completely agree...if I could get rid of DH and DS, I'd have hens all over the darned house. LOL

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