POLL: Why do you keep chickens - eggs, meat, show, pet, other?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by lisahaschickens, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    Hello all, I was just wondering about the various reasons people might keep chickens. I am raising my first batch for eggs, and would some day like to raise some for meat as well.

    I have been assuming that these are the most common reasons to keep chickens, but perhaps I am wrong.... please, post your reasons for keeping chickens!

    Last edited: Mar 3, 2009
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We have ours for eggs and the incredible Chicken TV we watch it good weather.
  3. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    pets [​IMG] Eggs are just a bonus
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    We initially started our chicken habit for eggs and they quickly became pets with benefits! [​IMG] They have such fun personalities! We now have 51 chicks on order, which the girls will be egg-producing pets and the roos will be dinner.
  5. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    We got them for eggs initially, but now they are pets as well. They are just so cute and entertaining!
  6. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Pets / eggs / meat / stress relief / selling chicks
  7. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. QuailHollow

    QuailHollow Chillin' With My Peeps

    We raise ours for entertainment, meat, eggs, pets, and show too!
  9. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    lobzi- when you say pets - do you mean that you don't eat the eggs?

    That is the interesting thing to me... people who get eggs but don't eat them....
  10. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Pets, eggs, meat... the works. [​IMG] The boys are in 4H now, so we'll be showing, too.

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