What made you decide to get chickens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenkate, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. chickenkate

    chickenkate In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2009
    East coast
    This seems like one of those questions that produces a bunch of interesting answers! [​IMG]
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    About 2 years ago my son and DIL got me some chicks, and its been love at first sight ever since! [​IMG]
  3. sugarbush

    sugarbush Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Lexington KY
    I grew up on a farm so it is second nature to me.....never even thought about the fact that they might be a problem in the city [​IMG]
  4. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Songster

    Feb 6, 2009
    I don't know. [​IMG]
    It was weird, like accepting a dare. Only no one dared me. I just saw a photo in a magazine & said "That looks cool" & no one in my family talked me out of it. Then I hooked up with BYC and got all kinds of reasons to be an obsessive chicken weirdo. [​IMG]
  5. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Songster

    Aug 7, 2008
    Sandusky County,Ohio
    What could be better,"a pet that gives you breakfast".Second nature to me as well but some convincing with my husband.Love the fresh eggs and knowing where our meat comes from.No question about it!
  6. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    We live on ten acres, and share it with my inlaws, i have always been interested in self sufficiency, lately i began to really consider just how to begin, i have other birds, and it didn't seem a big step- what i didn't realize is how addicting these little charmers can be!LOL!
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I had a co worker who was fighting an aggresive breast cancer, She wanted organic eggs and meat to eat , so she got chickens. She fell in love with the chickens and couldn't eat them. After she beat the cancer, her husband wanted them gone. She gave them to me because she knew I wouldn't eat them. they were my first three. Sagwa, Shegwa, and Dongwa-from the PBS cartoon.

    Imp- Only on day #1 were my thoughts OMG What have you done now! That was 6 years ago.
  8. moduckman

    moduckman Songster

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    Prior to my senior year in high school my family moved to a farm. I ordered some white egg layers from Sears and Robuck. I then traded some of my roosters for some barnyard mallards. After I got married, mom and dad got the birds. I soon had sons of my own. When they were eight they joined 4-H. They decided to show chickens, (cattle were just too big for them). One day, at the Missouri State Fair, someone brought some d'Anvers to sell. Both boys wanted them. Since they each showed different breeds they asked me to buy and show them. That was 10, 11 years ago. I now show more than they do and my flock, after hatching 14 more this weekend, total close to 200 birds.
  9. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    I have always wanted chickens since I was a teenager and had friends that had them. Mom wouldn't let me have them as a teen.

    35 yrs later, I finally made up my mind that I'm going to make my dream a reality. A year ago I moved to 4 acres and plan to convert my unused 12' X 12' Noble horse stall with event front into a chicken coup.

    My 10 chicks are now 3 wks old. I thank this site for making it so easy.
  10. selinagil

    selinagil Songster

    I always wanted to live on a farm and thought chickens were soooo pretty!!! I said when I was grown I would have some of my own--also I was enthralled with the idea that a chicken could lay a blue or green egg(I had never seen one)!! So I bought some chicks--that are gorgeous and some that lay green eggs!! People at work tell me I'm crazy and that chickens are ugly but I know you guys understand [​IMG]

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