Tell us your chicken story.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Omran, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Hey everybody, I would like to see if we can take this to BYC Administer and make it as a contest.
    Every one who does want can write his little chicken story how each got in rasing chicken and what are the good things we all learned from rasing chicken.
    So if we have enough members interessted in this subject may be we can get a premission from BYC boss and make it as a short story contest.
    thank you all.
    Omran
     
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Great idea, Omran-- except, doubt I could do it in less than 25OO words. [​IMG]
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    good idea but it would take me 3 posts to explain it all..LOL
     
  4. monty590

    monty590 New Egg

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    Hi,

    I like this idea for a thread. I think I can accompish the task in under 2500 words, for the simple reason that I haven't got any chickens yet.

    No, don't check the batteries in your hearing aid, you heard me right. I simply haven't got that far yet. But I thought a few of you might indulge me just the same.

    I started out by seeing BYC. Well, I did grow up with chickens and my parents have chickens and have been tempting me by giving me free eggs from time to time. Then the neighbor got a milk cow and I got some "real" milk, made some butter. Made some buttermilk biscuits. Drank some milk.

    Suddenly I'm seeing a whole new world. My wife says I've gone crazy. I read magazines, look at websites that sell solar panels and automatic chicken waterers.

    Now I'm bringing home plywood and screws and unwanted pallets from work. I noticed a barn that has fallen down from lack of maintenance, near my house. It looks like more board feet of lumber than I could use in a hundred coops, and tin roofing panels.

    I looked over all the wonderful coops in the coop section and decided on one for us and drew up the plans in intricate detail.

    I think my wife has started to come around as she just gave me the gift of 3 great books she purchased at the feed store. One has plans and pics for 45 coops, another is all about poultry breeds, and the last is a chicken health guide. It's so thick I think I'll give the vet a run for his money by the time I get it all in my noggin'.

    I'm up late this evening because I've been out in the garage trying to disassemble pallets into usable boards for the construction of my chicken palace.

    I'm kind of excited about my project and the changes its completion will make to our lives. In light of the changes in our economy, it seems I may have come to my senses just in the nick of time. I realize that raising a few backyard chickens may not amount to much on my bottom line,if anything, while I am learning, but it's a step in the right direction.

    Who knows maybe quail and turkeys would help. Perhaps a dairy goat. Of course I'll need a garden, and canning jars. . .

    I think what I'm really going to need is a year off or a robot. Or maybe a year off and a robot! [​IMG]

    So much for doing it in less than 2500 words huh!
     
  5. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that would be a good idea (short story) and fun to read everyone's [​IMG]
    Monty!! HAHA, YAY!!! What is this effect these small feathered creatures have on us? My neighbors have been making jokes about coming to eat at our house when no one has any more money, it's sad but maybe a little true. welcome to byc [​IMG]
     
  6. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I think this is great idea ,MMMMMMMM- but for now I'm going to have to think about it and try to get it in the 2500 word limit or so with out making it to long and lose ya'll if ya know what I mean [​IMG]
    will think - will write - and then rewrite -do the spell check thing then post something maybe 2-morrow , no wait later on 2day [​IMG]
     
  7. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Hello everyone, hope you guys doing great.
    I pm for the boss (niftychicken) and asked her if she think that we might have a chance in doing this contest(short story)
    I hope I can find more members willing to write.[​IMG]
     
  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote:Well, your first problem is that I'm a HE and not a she!

    You guys can run with this and have fun, but I unfortunately don't have time to get involved.

    Here's most of our chicken story: http://www.nifty-stuff.com/new-chickens.php
     

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