What made you get chickens?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by KaylorFarms, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. I fell in love when I saw them one day.

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  2. I thought it would neat to have fresh eggs.

    11 vote(s)
    64.7%
  3. My family/friends had them so I wanted some too.

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  4. I live in the country so I need chickens for meat/eggs.

    6 vote(s)
    35.3%
  5. My kids kept begging me so I gave in.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. I thought it would educational for the kids.

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. I wanted some feathered friends to follow me around and keep me busy.

    8 vote(s)
    47.1%
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  1. KaylorFarms

    KaylorFarms Crowing

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    What made y'all want to get chickens? Vote on top!
     
  2. ECMurray

    ECMurray In the Brooder

    Oh boy, my reason is a very unique one. :lol: My friends live on a farm, and have a ton of chickens. We didn't take much notice, and I'm not sure what got into their heads :rolleyes: . . . but they thought it would be nice to get me a couple chicks for my birthday! :bun I LOVED :love them, and got five more the next day! :ya
     
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  3. KaylorFarms

    KaylorFarms Crowing

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    Aw! That's so nice!
     
  4. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

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    None of the above. I wanted a pesticide free solution to my grasshopper problem. Eggs are the bonus.
     
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  5. CatNtheRoost

    CatNtheRoost In the Brooder

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    I became a live - in caregiver for a man with (his daughters) chickens on his property. When she stopped coming around as often I picked up the slack, when she decided to move she gave them to me outright.

    I originally just wanted the rooster, because she decided she was going to get rid of him because he was getting aggressive when she went in the pen. I told her no way, I'll take him since I'm the one who takes care of them anyways and I wasn't having a huge issue with him. She agreed and I just ended up keeping him in there. He's come leaps and bounds since I've worked with him and he LOVES being hand - fed now. I named him Todrick (Todd) and he's still my favorite. Lol
     

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  6. KaylorFarms

    KaylorFarms Crowing

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    Beautiful rooster!
     
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  7. CatNtheRoost

    CatNtheRoost In the Brooder

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    Thank you! Unfortunately my silkie just came of age and thinks he's the boss. For whatever reason Todd allows the little one to boss him and he plucked out his beautiful tail feathers! :(
     
  8. KaylorFarms

    KaylorFarms Crowing

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    Aww!! That's too bad:(
     
  9. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    I got them because I had them as a kid and liked them better than cats or dogs or most people for that matter. They are always happy to see me and don't even care if im having one of those ugly days. They are kind of my living breathing happy place. Some people drink I got chickens. :)
     
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  10. KaylorFarms

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    I agree! They're the best pets!
     

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