who hates it when someone who has never raised chickens before thinks

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by lcw1995, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    that they know more than you and youve raised chickens for years now. my grandma told me after 2 years they stop laying and arent good to eat. i told her some hens can lay for 6 years. maybe not as well as 1 year old or pullets that just started laying but they still lay and most people butcher there birds after there 2nd year cos there best to eat then. im not sure on the last part about them being good after 2 yr old but i know hens dont stop completley after 2. i just hate it when someone who had never raised chickens before thinks they know more then me and ive raised chickens for years now.
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Maybe your Granny wants a few hens for her stewpot?
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    i just hate it when someone who had never raised chickens before thinks they know more then me and ive raised chickens for years now

    Stick around....that happens a lot around here! [​IMG]
     
  4. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I so completely agree. But you forgot the most frequent one - you've got to have a rooster to get eggs!!

    It's even worse when you're a new chicken owner - like me. You get all sorts of unsolicited advice from folks who've never even seen a live chicken. Chickens:
    smell
    are dirty
    get lice
    get salmonella
    are noisy
    will tear up you're garden (well that's true if you let them free range)
     
  5. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    I hear you! [​IMG]

    Can I add to your list of people with no experience but KNOW IT ALL?
    people who've never raised chickens
    people who've never had children
    people who have no experience with military life
    people who have never lived in the country (or anywhere NEAR it)


    I'm sure there are about a gazillion more, too!
     
  6. Sootsie

    Sootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup never had dogs - they bite
    never sailed a dingy - you can drown or get lost at sea
    and my favorite it wasnt my cat that stole your koi out of your pond that cost you £30 even with video evidence (ok I should have put the net back straight away but the phone rang just as i put the fish in) guess i should be gratefull it didnt nick the camera too lol
     
  7. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Just to be fair, Grandma may be of that generation where it was more common for folks to keep chickens, and she's repeating things that were said to be true back then. And maybe the hens she remembers stopped laying at age 2 and were tough to eat, but with more years of selective breeding hens lay longer and stay more tender.

    Sometimes it's best to tell people "Hmm, you may have a point there" and go on your way.
     
  8. Claudias Coop

    Claudias Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I am definitely a Newbie & definitely do Not know it all. I just ordered my 1st Coop & am trying to learn everything I can before ordering my first pullets.
    But I have absolutely had a great deal of negative response to my venture. Mainly the smell for a backyard. My response has been generally if things are
    cleaned regularly, it shouldn't be a problem. But I am reading everything I can & taking notes on feed, & care there is a lot to learn but I am enjoying it &
    looking forward to getting my 3 new girls.
     
  9. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What really gets me is the "older" generation that grew up raising chickens and still believes all the old "wives tales" Such as you can't get eggs without a rooster.
    So technically it isn't just newbies that have incorrect info LOL!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    Quote:ya thats what i hear as well.
     

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