What have we gotten ourselves into?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Groucho000, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Groucho000

    Groucho000 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 13, 2017
    North San Diego County
    We decided to get chickens for several reasons: eggs, pets, exposure, etc. The decision was made that since they were going to be pets, we would not eat any of them. So the chickens get names, get picked up, interacted with, etc.

    Being the silly person I am, I determined that if we could not eat them, we would name them after chicken dishes:


    The chicks are only a couple of weeks old, and have made the entire house-hold chicken crazy as they are brooding on the dining room counter. Everyone walks by and picks up a chick and cuddles while our chicks loudly proclaim their indignation.

    Now my wife (and I) are looking at this whole new (previously unknown) chicken world. To include chicken toys, leashes, harnesses, supplements, bling, etc.

    OMG! What have we gotten ourselves into?

    Are we turning into crazy chicken people? Our friends look at us askance... so the answer may just be yes.

    I suppose spending all our money on chickens is better than other addictions, plus there are the eggs.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2017
  2. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Haha, yes you have joined the "crazy chicken people" and we welcome you! :lol: That's awesome that your childeren and whole family are getting into chickens also. It's a great experience for everyone :)
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  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 1, 2015
    Welcome to the dark side... :cool:

    I was one of those people that got chooks for utility only, and then realised too late they make the best pets ever. I now have a mini army of spoiled brat chooks and wouldn't trade them for the world.

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2017
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  4. KuneKune

    KuneKune Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 13, 2016
    Franklin, Georgia
    Same! I got 9 chickens to start ( thought I wouldn't get anymore) got two from a friend and now I am going to order some more chickens can be addicting!
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    GrouchoOOO that is why BYC has over 350,000 members around the world. NO ONE here will raise a eyebrow because you love chickens. We are all enablers and will never say you have too many. We love to see photos of grand chickens , great grand chicks etc. Have you stopped by the New Members Introduction thread, for your official welcome?
    The Greeters would enjoy meeting you.
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  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Sorry Groucho, there's no going back. And did you know chickens are just gateways? Next thing you know you'll want to add a few ducks, a couple of geese and some guineas. And you'll be showing off more pictures of your birds than pictures of your children.

    Welcome to the world of poultry!

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