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Why do you have chickens???

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chicken farmer, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's the reason YOU keep chickens? I keep chickens for eggs,pets,there addicting,and I just LOVE them!
     
  2. cmonkey4

    cmonkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs, Pets, and Hobby
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    For the entertainment and eggs.

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    In this photo I'm being held hostage by 'Askew'. It was a cold day and she wanted a foot warmer.
     
  4. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha I be the ''foot warmer'' a lot they enjoy it
     
  5. lularat

    lularat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always wanted chickens...just never the right time. Well, I am getting older and decided if ever there was going to be the right time, it was now. I got 6 Golden Comets last April and have thoroughly enjoyed them. I love collecting their eggs, but love them much more as pets. They are my therapy at the end of the day. I love sitting in my chair and three of my girls take turns jumping in my lap...sometimes all three at one time. They take my mind off of everything else and I feel a sense of calm and peace when I'm with them.
     
  6. lrayle

    lrayle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ditto you said it all
     
  7. kpborkowski

    kpborkowski Out Of The Brooder

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    We originally got our chickens as pets for our children, but they are addictive. The eggs are a bonus :)
     
  8. Sarevan

    Sarevan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got our hens for the eggs, started with 13 nuggets. We were over run with eggs when they started laying. So my Great Niece needed a Senior community service time project for school. As we were overloaded with eggs she would find families that needed help stretching the groceries or help before payday, we gave them eggs for free. She is keeping track of the number of families and people she has helped by giving them eggs, I have lost track. We make our egg runs on Fridays after school, sometimes over 3 dozen eggs for the week.

    Because of treatment for worms in December and they slowed down on laying we can only do a couple dozen a week. She is a very kind hearted kid and is happy helping people that really need the help but unable to get other assistance. Some of them have come by to buy eggs when we have extras and want to know when the girls are back to laying regular again. We didn't expect people liking our eggs so much better than store eggs or being grateful for getting a dozen eggs to eat. Good egg karma.
     
  9. Grasshopper eaters. Trying to keep grasshoppers out of the garden using a natural method. Fertilizer too. And, of course, they make good companions for while I am gardening!
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I have always been obsessed with birds of all kind! And when parrots and quail were not enough, the only logical thing to turn to was chickens! The have so much to offer, they keep me in good shape, gives me more of a reason to spend more time outside and I could never be without them now. Love my babies!
     

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