I wonder what will top the poll....

From Orpingtons to Ostrich. Hybrids, pure breeds or just your breeds. Watermael to waterfowl. Put all your general posts here.

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Why do you have chickens?

For eggs
For table meat
No votes
For fun
All of the above
For breeding techniques etc
No votes
For the children
No votes
Total votes: 19


I wonder what will top the poll....

Post by Clucky » 10 Apr 2007, 22:41

Why do you have chickens


Post by thelongwayround » 10 Apr 2007, 22:44

As an addiction :oops:

Don't know why, just cant break the habit :D

Started for eggs and mainly for the kids (thats why I don't buy, but hatch my own, kids are fascinated and it teaches them so much about life)

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Post by debcat » 11 Apr 2007, 00:24

I bought the first few for eggs,
then when I got ill and couldn't do so much with the sheep I got bored stiff and bought the first bator so I had something to do!
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Post by hoosier » 11 Apr 2007, 00:42

I need an a & c only option!

Like debcat, I bought the first ones for eggs. Now, I just want more and more!

I am just another addict. :oops: The only difference between me and many of my students is that my addiction doesn't lead to a felony conviction.

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Post by CP » 11 Apr 2007, 02:53

A & C at first, but we've included the B option as well now. :wink:
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Post by nigel » 11 Apr 2007, 05:17

A, B & C

first it was for eggs, now we have space it's for meat as well. It's all fun

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Post by Sparklepeeps » 11 Apr 2007, 07:29

A & C for me also, but I voted for eggs because its such a novelty being able to get anything other than the 'shop brown' (new colour description) eggs.

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Post by Brittany Chick » 11 Apr 2007, 08:51

For me it's fun, a hobby/interest, eggs to eat and sell, breeding specific breeds (a growing list :oops: ).
Ultimately, some will be for raised for meat for my husband to eat as we are trying to become semi self sufficient. I'm vegetarian, but I dont have a real problem with this at the moment!

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Post by milkmaid » 11 Apr 2007, 09:07

i got them as they are a must have for self suffeincy
for eggs and meat although they are great fun
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Post by telster » 11 Apr 2007, 09:18

i got them for eggs at first and moved on from their.


Post by mcleod-girls » 11 Apr 2007, 09:24

Like most of you, primarily for eggs and to keep children happy, but am completely in love with my chooks!

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Post by mojo » 11 Apr 2007, 10:29

please can i tick all the options...............but i have another reason too..........watching them releives stress
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