What surprised you most

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Clay In Iowa, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when you first started raising chickens???

    For me, having hatched my first chicks in early February:

    1) OMG these things grow/feather fast!! I had 2 day old chicks with pin feathers!!!!

    2) How can nine 6 week old chicks go through 2 gallons of water in 3 DAYS!!! I can confirm no spillage. Did I get the rare guppy cross breed!!

    3) These things are just eating machines. I'd hate to see the feed rate of the Cornish crosses.
     
  2. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    The volume of what goes in one end


    and OUT the other!! [​IMG]



    I also never expected to find them so cute and engaging! [​IMG]
     
  3. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started completely by accident. I never intended to have chickens. But when I did I was completely surprised by how affectionate they seemed to be with me. Now I'm addicted.
     
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    I agree with you Clay! Another thing that surprised me (I really didn't know, could be naive) thay can really damage a yard. I'm adusting to it because these chickens are addictive!! I love em.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I'll give you both credit for how much I like them. I thought I'd get some chickens for eggs. I'd go out and collect eggs throw some food at them and some water. BUT.... I go out every night to talk to them and see how they are doing, worry about them on cold nights and buy treats for them... Dang I'm hooked. [​IMG]
     
  6. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    I'm surprised by the way the KNOW when you do something stupid, like fall off the roof then give you that "your such a bonehead" look.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    I'm surprised by the way the KNOW when you do something stupid, like fall off the roof then give you that "your such a bonehead" look.

    [​IMG]

    like when you double post......
     
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  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    1. I didn't know they could make so many different sounds. And that they always seem to be "talking".

    2. I didn't know they'd be so darn CURIOUS. They are into everything.

    3. I didn't know they'd be so entertaining to watch.
     
  9. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:[​IMG] and the poop

    I think I enjoy them more then the dog...the chickens at least listen better then the dogs do
     
  10. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    Quote:Me too.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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