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whats the most annoying response you get when people find out you have chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jgoodin, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. jgoodin

    jgoodin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2014
    el Paso tx
    I've only had chickens for a little over a week now, but it seems like whenever I excitedly tell people about my chickens I get negative responses. I've gotten everything from confused stares to outright mockery. I don't think it's weird or crazy or dirty or strange or any of the other things I've heard thus far. In fact,I have yet to receive any kind words or encouragement. Is this common? I'm starting to lose my diplomacy on the issue but before I start lashing out I want to read other people's experiences. Please share?
  2. jgoodin

    jgoodin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2014
    el Paso tx

    I mean c'mon! They're adorable! Plus they provide breakfast!
  3. rc4u

    rc4u Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2014
    just dont tell anyone anymore if all you get is negative...her in the upper midwest those responses would be uncommon if never...jeff
  4. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 5, 2013
    I share anyways! It's not uncommon anymore for me to go places and people ask me "what's with the chickens?" I just share as excitedly as ever. I love all my critters and I don't mind if some people think it's strange. I live in the country and most of the people I know from the past live in suburbs or the city so it seems to kind of shock them.

    Plus I never hear complaints when I share our extra eggs. In fact that's what helps turn the tide. Most people compliment my hens tasty, super orange yolked eggs :)

    Don't mind other people [​IMG] they share their interests, you share yours.
  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Where I live, it's rural and very wild. The people who live around me insist I'm "inviting" predators by having chickens and they insinuate I am being foolish for having them.

    These same folks have small dogs and cats that have, over the years, been picked off by coyotes, bears, mountain lions and bobcats in far greater numbers than chickens. The hypocrisy abounds.
  6. JMarch

    JMarch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2010
    Here in Louisiana, most people think it's cool to have chickens. Just place a nice egg basket on your kitchen countertop- when people ask, just say, "oh- those are fresh eggs from my chickens- they're the best."
  7. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2014
    The Frozen Tundra
    Happened to me, too. I got everything from "why??" To "ewww chickens stink." Hardly anyone was encouraging. Just do your thing, and don't care if they like it.
  8. JMarch

    JMarch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2010
    but they'll accept any free eggs offered.......
  9. Same here! Some people are disgusted, and others are just thrilled. You just have to enjoy the people that encourage you, and ignore those who disagree. After all, we know the truth, chickens are awesome!

    - BantamLover55
  10. klyn

    klyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2014
    I've had someone call me a "crazy bird lady" because I was telling her how much I enjoy my little flock. It's funny because if I treated my birds badly the same people who call me "crazy" for loving them would be upset. [​IMG] I've decided no matter what you do people will have an opinion so you might as well do what makes you happy! [​IMG]

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