Presentation Problem!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jenace, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Jenace

    Jenace Out Of The Brooder

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    I really need some tips on what to include in my presentation. It's a presentation that I'm doing for my parents about chickens, trying to convince them to get chickens. I don't know exactly what I should include though. And I'm presenting tonight! Please help!

    Ergently,
    Jenace
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They reduce bug population by eating them. Their eggs taste better then store bought. It will teach you responsibility and respect for the food chain by having to care for them rain or shine. You can use their poop to fertilize the garden or sell it. In my area where most people have their own chickens we can still sell a 5 gallon bucket of chicken poop for $8. If you get show quality chickens you can join 4-H and show them. They are cheaper then any other pet because you still have to feed and clean up after other pets and you can't do anything with their poop or get eggs out of them. Plus, once they are feathered they stay outside and not in the house. Good luck! I hope they allow you to get some, they are fun.
     
  3. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pros:
    • Fresh eggs (and meat if you are open to that) that are more nutritious
    • You will know how the animal was treated and how well it lived -- look up "battery hens" for an example of how grocery store egg chickens live
    • Learn responsibility of taking care of another living thing
    • Good pets, especially if raised from chicks around humans :)

    Cons:
    • Daily care (check on food, water, clean their poop) every single day
    • Have to deal with poop
    • Has to be outside due to smell & dust

    If you offer solutions for the Cons list, I don't see how they can turn you down! Good luck [​IMG]
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd also address disease. Chickens can carry several nasties like salmonella in their poo and on their feathers, so children should be taught to wash their hands well every time they come in from the chicken coop, or handle chickens or unwashed eggs. Just like any other animal!
     

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