Your first(s)?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Mr. Ree, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2007
    South Central, KY
    I was talkin about the very first birds I ever owned the other day with my Grandfather, and was just curious,.... Do any of you guys remember the very first chickens you ever had? Mine was a pair of Buff Cochin Bantams, named Barney and Baby-Bop, lol. I was very young, 3-4, when I had them, but still remember it to this day. If this is something that as been discussed before or currently, my apologies.

  2. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    I still have one of my first chickens, Soup. We think she's a Wyandotte and she's about three years old - we haven't had chickens for that long. Her friend I sadly had to put down - she had a very weak immune system and a million diseases.
    This is Soup:
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  3. Orpingtons4U

    Orpingtons4U Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    Central Virginia
    I Still Have Tweety My First Chicken


    Whats that big red blinking thing?

    full body pic
  4. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    Awh so fluffy! [​IMG]
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, Casey, I still have one of my original hatchery hens, a Buff Orp named Sunny, who is six years old. The next to last one died a couple of weeks ago of ovarian carcinoma, a production type RIR named Reba. The original ten are the ones who hooked me forever.

    There were others my grandfather had on the farm when I was growing up, but I don't remember any of them specifically since I wasn't all that interested in having my own chickens at that time.
  6. TechnoCat

    TechnoCat Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 20, 2011
    Wherever Angel is~
    This is my first time with chickens. [​IMG] Two years old now, it's a dream come true.
  7. my first chickens were about 38 years ago when i was about 4 or 5 years old. My parents kept them eggs and meat. Of course i had a favorite as a pet. Then i had 12 of my own when I was 9. My favorite was named Marla Sandra Chicken. She used to ride on the handle bars of my bicycle, on my go cart, went to school with me as show and tell, came running to me when i called her, etc. Weasel got her when she was 5 or 6. bummer.

    Had to wait until i was 39 to get more!
  8. Pearce Pastures

    Pearce Pastures Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2011
    Wanatah, Indiana
    I still don't know what our first chickens were actually-I am guessing some kind of sex-linked though (they were almost all white and medium in size). When we moved from the city to the country, a neighbor and farm vet welcomed us to the neighborhood with two chickens! He said you have a barn, you need critters [​IMG] It was a bit strange at the time (chickens? not an apple pie or something, really?) but now I can't imagine not having a barnful of animals.
  9. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2011
    New Jersey
    My first chickens was the day i was born. They all hatched on the day i was born! Our little it was a girl card had me and baby chicks and the title was Look at our chicks! I still have tht card.
  10. awwwww that is precious! see, you were made to have chickens![​IMG]

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