Monday, October 6, 2014

Why did you start raising chickens?

My answer: To keep the Guineas around. At least that's how it started. We had a bad tick problem in our woods, so we got some Guineas to control the ticks. Everything I read at the time said that if you buy adult Guineas that they will fly off in search of their 'home'. Then I read something that said that if Guineas live with chickens they stick around since the chickens do. So we got chickens. We also kept the Guineas confined for 3 months to sort of reprogram them to where home was. Not sure which one worked, but we still have the original Guineas and chickens. Plus about 70 more *sigh*
raising chickens for eggs

So, that's how it started! I would love to know why you started with chickens....or even ducks (we were sent a hatching egg by accident) Geese (given to us as a thank you gift) Guineas (ticks!) quail (son wanted them) or any other fowl you may have.

So....leave a comment: Why did you start raising chickens?

~L 
         

3 comments:

  1. You've got quite the collection! We haven't yet ventured into chicken raising, but hope to soon. Thank you for sharing your outdoor post on this week's Maple Hill Hop!

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  2. Same as @daisy g. I am also thinking about starting a firm where I will be raising chickens too. May be within 2 months because I am going to buy a new home after January. :)

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  3. It started off as a self sustaining food supply that turned into my pets. We have had chickens for two years and we do not eat them, but we do enjoy the eggs! I have not eaten any chicken in those two years. My family says I am crazy.

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