" I started out with six chickens........now I've lost count. They truly are addictive. "
I started out buying chickens to help break up horse manure in the pasture. I had tried with peacocks first, but found out they are "pick through -ers", although they are great at chasing off snakes, cats etc. and eating fire ants. The chickens worked great! After raising them from chicks in the house, we became very attached to them. Their funny antics and the way they played, pounced and got into trouble pulled at our heart strings. The day we got our first egg was eggciting, now we are over run with them!
I soon learned the addictiveness of chickens. I read about them on online forums, I saw them in books and in peoples yard ,then it happened....my first "Chicken Friend". She started off selling me chickens but we soon found similar interests and now I call her my chicken enabler. We found different breeds we liked, started hatching and collecting - who could not love those fuzzy newly hatched chick faces!. Soon my hubby got the bug too and together we have built more pens, cages, brooders, hen houses, quail houses, peacock runs, turkey sheds and a big 20 x 24 chicken barn. We are truly chicken addicts.
Along with loving Chickens comes heartbreak.....I am grateful for finding the BYC fourms and all their helpful information and knowledgeable people. I have learned many things while caring for my chickens: First it's probably worms.....How to mend sprattled legs, crooked neck, egg bound hens, feather picking, swollen eyes, poopy butts, runny noses, various meds that should and shouldn't be used and that chickens can just die, with no signs, no symptoms,....... just die. I am glad I found such wonderful people that understand the loss of your favorite chicken and truly feel your pain. But with loss comes knowledge and lessons to help during the next time.................
This site is to show the various animals I raise and love, the different breeds that I sell eggs from and the general life at the farm - enjoy
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