What I wish I knew about chickens! pic story

BarnyardChaos

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Did you have a mental concept of what raising chickens would be like, before you got them? I know I did! Here's a few misconceptions (real or imagined) that I think people might have about raising chickens, and the reality. Well, not the reality for everyone; some people have the resources, time and self-discipline to keep the reality of their chicken life closely matching their ideal. Some of us don't! Read on, and add your own thoughts and experiences!
(All of these photos are images gathered from the web - they are NOT my own photos and are not for reproduction. This is just for FUN and discussion.)
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The ideal coop I thought I'd have:
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What I ended up with:
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How I imagined the inside of my coop:
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What it's really like inside:
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How I pictured my chickens enjoying their run:
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What my chickens really do after rainy days:
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And, ohhhh the eggs I will enjoy collecting!
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What I sometimes bring in, especially if it's been wet outside!
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And fluffy little newborn chicks!
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They're still cute hatching, even if they ARE a little gooey...
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All my roosters and hens will be one big happy family
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Imagine my disappointment when I found they don't always get along!
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Ah well, at least the boys will be loving mates to their hens, right?
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Oh, the girls do get plenty of lovin', alright!
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They'll be great in my garden to pick off bugs and weeds, hooray!
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Unfortunately, they took all the veggies, too.
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Still, I'll love them regardless. And we'll enjoy many happy hours cuddling!
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..... That's if I can catch them!
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Of if they don't catch me first!!!!
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I hope you've enjoyed my little trip down chicken lane. Please add your own photos of what chicken life is REALLY like! And if I can get some good shots of my own flock showing you their real life, I'll post those too.
 

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