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why do you keep chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Abriana, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Meat

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  2. Eggs

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  3. Pets

    106 vote(s)
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  1. Abriana

    Abriana Crossing the Road

    Interested to see who keeps chickens for what. Mine are pets. Can't wait to see what everybody says!
     

  2. KoopOnTruckin

    KoopOnTruckin Songster

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    I raise them for all 3, eggs mostly to sell, meat to fill my freezer for the year, and pets because they are a complete joy to watch! They complete my backyard, that is for sure.
     
  3. Chickassan

    Chickassan Free Ranging

    They are less trouble than children, usually. :)
     
  4. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Songster

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    I raise them for pets but we also show them at like county fair and stuff!
     
  5. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Crowing

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    I raise for pets, and eggs are just a bonus. :)
     
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  6. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Songster

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    :goodpost:
    x2! (and showing:))
     
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  7. ashleykorr

    ashleykorr In the Brooder

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    I got them for eggs but am discovering what great pets they are as well! Mostly I just wanted a new experience and it seemed like fun. It IS so much fun!
     

  8. abbydmac

    abbydmac In the Brooder

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    We first got them for eggs, but now they have names and have yet to lay any eggs so they're definitely pets too!
     
  9. BantammChick

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    I raise chickens for eggs,but they are sweet pets as well,like my bantam roosters are just pets,and my white leghorns lay eggs.
     
  10. misskes

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    Both eggs and pets
     

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