why in the world do u like chickens

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by berkeleysprings, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    whats your reason . i love them . their so fun to watch , they fallow me everywere my mom and dad are 75 give er take a year and they make em laugh and laugh and in the summer its better than TV
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

  3. trinity

    trinity Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2009
    Amarillo Texas
    all those reason and more...my grandfauther made me like this lol
  4. MSHEN

    MSHEN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2009
    They calm the savaged soul. They are good therapy to escape the crazy world we live in. They make you slow down and take stock of the things that are constant and dependable in life. Just watch a hen clucking to her young or contentedly scratching and talking to herself. Hey, the perks aren't bad either!! Eggs and the greatest fertilizer for your garden in the world!! If you are gonna have chickens, have the garden too. It all is supposed to work together an d does if you give it a chance!! Many Happy chickens, Wanda:weee
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2009
  5. Pennyhen

    Pennyhen Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 9, 2009
    All those reasons and my Grandfather made me like this too! [​IMG]
    When I was 6 my Grandpa got us a chick for Easter, we named her Peep. This was in Los Angeles in the 60's.
    She grew into a sweet little banty hen. We had her for 2+ years. I remember dressing her in doll clothes and pushing her around in my doll baby buggy. Sitting with her in my lap and just talking to her, taking her on the swing and down the slide with me. My brothers, who were younger than me, would sit her on a large plastic toy boat and push her across our above ground pool.
    She was a very patient, tolerant, sweet, kind little friend for us and I have always had a soft spot for chickens because of that experience.
    Mom told us one day that she ran away, I was 25 before she admitted that her friends dog had killed my beloved little chicken.

    Thats my first chicken story.

  6. ashtray

    ashtray Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Staunton VA
    for me it is something to do.. plus i get a few eggs
  7. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Northern NY
    I love animals and was fasinated with dinosaurs when I was little and still am. They make me think of little T-rex's running around. Also one big plus is you don't have to feed them other animals or buy insects for them unlike most reptiles. They also have fun personalities. I like watching the little chicks find something to eat and think it's some special treat and start running around making noises while trying to find a spot to eat it. Don't know why they make the noises for since it attracts the other chicks to them so they end up with a whole group of chicks chasing them. I also like the noises the hens make. Don't really care for the loud crowing though. My mom also had a pet chicken when she was a kid that had mental problems so she rode around with it in her bike basket. She doesn't remember what happened to it and I told her she probably ate it since her family ate their other chickens once in a while.
  8. Dotshines

    Dotshines Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2009
    McAlpin, Fl
    They are so much fun to watch. I have one that is one and a half now. Her name is Peep and she comes when I call her. They are very friendly and sweet. And they make wonderful eggs, fertilizer and they eat the grasshoppers! They are more fun to watch then tv. I just love them.[​IMG]
  9. silentrunning

    silentrunning Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    Venice, Florida
    Chickens are beautiful birds. They come in so many different colors and styles. Other than my Labs, they are the best pets I've ever had.
  10. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Chickens are never, ever sad. That's good enough for me.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by