Once and for all, a pictorial pro/con list of raising chickens....

moenmitz

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I keep seeing posts asking is it cost effective, can I actually save any SIGNIFICANT amount of money.....ummm, maybe some can, but for most, I doubt it. I try not to keep too close of track or I might be depressed! But, can you put a price on the joy of seeing beautiful birds scratching through the fall leaves? Can you put a price on watching them play keep away over a found toad, or a piece of tomato? How do you calculate the fuzzy feeling you get when they are all roosted in the barn for the night, except for a few who jump down to wander over and peck your shoes or jump on your lap for one last snuggle before bed? What about the satisfaction of filling your freezer with delicious, healthy chicken that YOU raised and worked for, without having to worry about what it was fed, how it lived, or how it died? Can you raise chickens cheaper than you can buy them at the grocery store? I can't. But I don't get any of the above from the grocery store. Is it worth it? For us- without a doubt.
 
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rebecca10782

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When I first glanced at the first picture, I thought the chicken was riding the tricycle! I was trying to figure out how in the world you get it to do that!


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moenmitz

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LOL, I hadn't even noticed that! Yes, we have very athletic chickens...doesn't everybody?
 

rebecca10782

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The reason I thought it was so funny is because I was actually stupid enough to belive it for a second!
 

moenmitz

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Too bad I didn't catch it...with a little photo editing, I could have made it look pretty realistic!
 

rebecca10782

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Where do you live? It looks like heaven! Your property is gorgeous. You are a great photographer.
 

moenmitz

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Iowa- thank you. Not such a great photographer, just a beautiful day and a good camera. I love fall!
 
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