Why do you have Chickens??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by countrygirlatheart, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. countrygirlatheart

    countrygirlatheart Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    Huffman Texas
    I guess this spot would be the place for this [​IMG].....After looking at all the newewest members (WOW!! [​IMG]) that have come aboard, that has got me to thinking.....WHY are you raising chickens and what prompted you to do it? My family, it was for fresh eggs & meat (if we can do that) and to save $$. Someone in our family has always had chickens, so I've been around them most of my life, but I had noticed a newbie whose 57 (I think that's what they said) and hadn't been around them since they were 9 and others that have never had them but wanted to raise them.

    So here's the question..........WHY?? Was there something that "prompted" you to do this?

    Sitting here waiting for answers [​IMG]
  2. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
    Hi, [​IMG] ! I noticed, too, that we are growing so fast! I have always liked chickens, but we are really just getting started-I have 2 4-week-old Silkies, and my first egg pipped this morning out of the next batch of 7! We got them for eggs,because they are pretty, and they make great pets! [​IMG]
  3. countrygirlatheart

    countrygirlatheart Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    Huffman Texas
    We have had an absolute blast with ours. Should have done it sooner but my DH finally decided with "how things were going" nowdays, that we need to really start pushing ourselves to be more "self-sufficent". [​IMG] If that's the reason it takes for me to have chickens....no problem. [​IMG]
  4. jlmann

    jlmann Songster

    Mar 3, 2009
    It started out as something for my kids because I hadn't had any chickens around for a long time. It kind of took off from there since my son really enjoyed watching them grow. So, now we're up to about thirty birds. No one in my family has bought eggs for a long time now , so my son and I end up starting a few chicks every year now.Plus it's just fun to watch the chickens chase japanese beetles in the summer.
  5. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Crowing

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    I like them! I'm not even that much of an egg eater, but I love watching my chickens. After a hard day at work it's fun to come home & laugh at their antics.
    Like most pets--and I do consider them pets--they ask so little & give so much. And people are so thrilled to get fresh eggs too!
  6. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Songster

    Sep 30, 2008
  7. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    NorthWest Florida
    I was raised on a chicken farm, I just couldn't imagine life without them. I love when they run and flap their wings, just puts a smile on my face. [​IMG]
  8. you might as well ask me, "why do you breathe?"
  9. jonathansenn

    jonathansenn Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    East Dublin, GA
    I started because of my three year old. We didn't have anything to call ours. My oldest is my soccer/football player. We spend our time talking sports. When my youngest took a liking to collecting eggs for my dad, I got some chickens and wow! Never knew a 3yr. old could be such a good little farmer, but he always reminds me to feed the chicks and get the eggs (from my dad's). I love the eggs and I enjoy spending time with my kids.
  10. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Songster

    Sep 30, 2008


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