May 19, 2011
Had chickens 30 yrs ago, but none until 6 months ago.
Some of each of the following: Silver Laced Wyandottes, Silver Laced Polish, Golden Comets, Golden Laced Polish, 1 White Crested Black Polish, 1 mixed Polish, 1 Buff Plymouth Rock, 3 Light Brahmas, and 14 Silkies.
I have a basic need to be self-sufficient and chickens help me do this. I get plenty of exercise from caring for them and they make me laugh cause they can be so funny. My flock is still young, but when they start to lay eggs, those will just be a bonus! The chickens already give me fertilizer for the compost to go on my garden.
Just one other person years ago, a handicapped friend. It made him feel more independent to be able to care for a small flock of chickens.
I love chickens! Presently I've had these 6 months, but I've had chickens years ago. I want them mostly for egg production, but might try meat varieties later. I tell everyone they need chickens of their own! They are so entertaining!