Why I love chickens!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Adventurefamily5, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Adventurefamily5

    Adventurefamily5 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I love chickens because they feed an inner need in my soul.

    I've wanted chickens for years and finally moved to a subdivision that allows them. We have 3 hens who are 12 weeks old today. I've raised them from day 2, moving them from my son's bedroom to the garage, and finally to their new coop on Christmas Eve.

    I am not ashamed to say I am a woman, and that as a woman I was created with a desire to love and encourage and serve. I love to care for people, whether its my family, my neighbor, my friend. And one of the ways I love to care for people is to cook for them. I like it when my family is satisfied after a meal, I like it when I can give my friend a casserole when she is feeling sick. I even like to give a cookie to a visiting child.

    I realized this morning one of the reasons I love my chicky babies... even when it was 20 degrees and I was out there at 7am giving them fresh water and a treat. I love them because they are always excited to see you and to see what kind of wonderful treat you may have hidden in the fold of your shirt. I love to scratch around and help them find clover! Giving my girls treats, considering which food to feed them at what stage, finding the best food I can for them... it all feeds an inner need that God placed in my soul from the day I was created: to love and to nurture. So, thanks, God, for making me this way and for bringing these feathered ladies into my life to lift my spirits, even when it is 20 degrees outside!

  2. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Wonderful!!! [​IMG]
  3. Alycia

    Alycia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2008
    I love that post [​IMG] Chickens truly are wonderful little critters and they make my day as well.
  4. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    They sure are a soothing balm for this troubled world we live in. Power to the chickens! [​IMG]
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Looks like those three ladies are having a serious discussion about what is on the ground. Look how each one's eye is focused on whatever it is. I can almost hear them clucking.

    "Do you know what that is?"

    "Let me peck it and see."

    "I'll let you go first-just in case."

    "I'll watch and see what happens."

    "Is it edible?"

    "Might be. I'll peck it again and sling it about."

    "Don't let it get away!"

    "Know what it is yet?"

    "Not sure. Do you?"

    "No. I don't think its moving."



    "Did you just eat it?"


  6. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    Quote:Yes - that's the conversation going on. I can just hear it.
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Great Post! [​IMG]
    Chickens are simply wonderful!
  8. Adventurefamily5

    Adventurefamily5 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    They had that exact conversation today as I gave them some Udon noodles from lunch! And I would add:


    No, mine!

    I want yours more!

    No, I want YOURS more!

    Got any more?
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I enjoyed the picture and post!

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