What are the top three reasons you have chickens?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by StarLover21, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Central Oregon Coast
  2. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2011
    Danville, Vermont
    1. Great eggs
    2. My therapy...chickens make me smile .... I don't smile much anymore-my husband is home on life support due to ALS.
    3. Gets me out of the house for a few minutes several times throughout the day...something about doing chores.
  3. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Central Oregon Coast
    !) Eggs
    3) Bug control

    Also, they are great fun to watch and to interact with. They are terrific composters....nothing goes to waste around here. They are a great hobby to bring the family together.
  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    1. Eggs
    2. Pets
    3. Pest control [​IMG]
  5. countrychicken00

    countrychicken00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2010
    Chickens are the best pets..
    Even know they don't do very much tricks they are the best at making you feel better.
    They are the most beautiful birds to me.
    They help you win chicken breed competitions.
  6. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Top three reasons:

    They are great companions when your feeling down.

    Egg layers

    Pest control
  7. markandcindy

    markandcindy Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 9, 2010
    Houston, TX
    1) I enjoy learning, so learning about chicks, coops, and chickens (thanks BYC!) has been a great experience.

    2) This is an interest that my husband and I can share, and keeps me active outside.

    3) It is endlessly entertaining to watch them.
  8. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    The top three reasons I have chickens are:
    1. My fiancee and I wanted to try and be self sufficient
    2. I missed the farm life from when I was a kid
    3. Our good farm friend up the road threatened to give me a few chicks and leave them on our porch if we did not go out and get a coop XD
  9. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    hmm... why do I have chickens... except for my Jersey Giants, all of my other birds are Bantams so eggs wouldn't be a reason...
    Since I have mainly Serama, the reasons I have them are

    1. most of the time, the breed is really good with children.. My 16 month old has already claimed 2 of my birds
    2. "eye candy"
    3. Edit #3 to Im trying to give my children an opertunity to have what I didnt when I was growing up..
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  10. BackyardCountry

    BackyardCountry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2011
    My Own Little World....
    1. breakfast
    2. lunch
    3. dinner
    Not the actual chickens, but theyre eggs. We looove them! So much healthier than store bought!

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