why you decided to get chickens!

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by roxyblue, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    pittsburgh, PA
    Hello everyone!
    I thought that I would start a post on reasons that you got your chickens. Heres mine: I got my chickens for entertainment, eggs, and pets.
  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I got chickenses because my neighbor had them. I loved to see them running all over. I loved to hear them. My son wanted his own, so I decided to learn what I could, and then get some. SO, I get lovely eggs now, lovely chickens to listen to, and lovely chickens to entertain me. LOL. AND, also, roosters to send to freezer camp for Sunday night dinners.
  3. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am becoming more and more concerned with the state of our food supply in the US. Now that I am retired, I decided to do more gardening, canning, dehydrating, etc. I use OP seeds that I save and trade with others.
    I also thought that having my own eggs and meat would be useful. I am considering raising rabbits as well.

    That's why I got the chickens. Of course, now they are here, I just enjoy watching and working with them.

    Love, Linn B (aka Smart Red) Gardening zone 5a - 4b in south-est, central-est Wisconsin
  4. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    pittsburgh, PA
    All of those are really great reasons. I also really hated buying eggs from factory farms even if they were "free range" and organic......my eggs now are 100% better tasting [​IMG]
  5. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Eggs are my favorite food! My friend got chickens and started giving me eggs from them once in a while when she had extra. I got hooked! When her barn burned down and she had to start from scratch I went through withdrawal. [​IMG] So I decided I was going to get my own chickens. Actually, I have always wanted to have some but Hubs always vetoed the idea. This time he gave in. They are so cute and so much fun. I love their little fuzzy butts. And now I have fresh eggs in some form everyday. [​IMG] Hurray for lipitor!
  6. SuperChickenDude327

    SuperChickenDude327 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got them because I loved the fact that they are birds that run around on land! When I first got them, they were very flighty. Now considering Turkeys, guineas, and possibly Runner Ducks.
  7. Iron-Roo

    Iron-Roo Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2011
    NW Ohio
    My top reasons.

    1. Eggs that I know are fresh and hormone free.
    2. Help teach my "until now" city kids about life and responsibility.
    3. Start to participate in the food chain.
    4. Transitioning to local food as much as possible.
    5. There really are great to watch.
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    I've got a thing for birds. I like their faces. I like their feathers. I like the way they act and the way they survive and adapt.
  9. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

    May 3, 2011
    Magic Birdie land
    Quote:x2! Except I've got more than a thing...
    an obsession
    an addiction
    and not just that...

    It's something I scream at people with and annoy them with! [​IMG]

    But really, they're just awesome. And "awesome" doesn't even begin to describe how awesome they are. I can ramble about this forever...
  10. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    pittsburgh, PA
    I know! I have had people that are chicken lovers get anoyed at how much I talk about them.!

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