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Have You Ever Had a Pet Chicken?

I vividly remember a childhood birthday party I attended at a farm where they had lil chicks in a plastic kiddy pool – they were unbelievably soft and sweet. It's definitely the most recent experience that I played with these downy animals, but also the last time I visited a farm. How many of you have owned chickens either as babies or as egg-laying, alarm-sounding adults?


dogzrlifeso31 dogzrlifeso31 8 years
Hi. I am going to be hatching chickens. I am really hoping for a successful hatch. The sad part is that my parents said I could keep the chick for a week or 2 if the chick hatches but than they are going to give it away to a farm. I am so sad. =( I wish I could keep the chicken/chick.
zai21 zai21 8 years
I had before , it was an electronic thingy
duplinger duplinger 8 years
I bought her for I think 2$ from a feed store and raised her in my back yard. We named her Cadbury she would actually sit on your arm like a perch, which was a bit hard because she was heavy LOL>
lindssaurussss lindssaurussss 8 years
no but my cousins did have chicks for alittle bit until they grew up and the farm took em back. they are messy! poopin everywhere. they had them indoors. it stinks
Angelica Angelica 8 years
I have never had a chicken, but one time when my sister was about 1-and-a-half my family was staying at this farmhouse and the people brought in a little chick and let my sister hold it. She was totally confused and lifted it up to her face and licked it. We've never let her live it down.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
No chickens, but I've had cows!
theonlyjess theonlyjess 8 years
Yes, we lived in rural Australia, and we had chooks. My sister claimed our own chickens! Mine was Thumbelina, and her's was "princess juju" ! We loved them!
weffie weffie 8 years
Awwww I LOVE chickens but have never lived anywhere I could keep them. I do have an egg-laying hen, but it's a pigeon. Just a note in case anyone needs a reminder though, chickens are not appropriate pets for urban or suburban settings and should especially never be bought as Easter/springtime decorations. The number of chicks, ducklings, and baby bunnies abandoned after Easter is astounding and sickening. People buy them to look cute in the yard to entertain the kids and never consider that they are living, rapidly growing creatures so they get dumped at parks where chances of survival are slim to none... use stuffies instead!!
ohkate ohkate 8 years
my siblings and I all got one when we were staying at my great aunt's ranch. we all wondered where our chicks disappeared to just before we left after a few months. we had chicken that night /:
LilyBiscuit7 LilyBiscuit7 8 years
I was very young, maybe 5 or 6 and named her Lemon Drop. Then I was devastated when my mother gave her away to a farm. We had dogs after that.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Awww, no! But I wish I did!
Frenched Frenched 8 years
YES! They were so adorable, soft, warm and sweet. Growing up, they had this deal where you would buy a dozen eggs, and you would get a couple of chicks for free! I was overjoyed when I was a kid. They actually grew up to be very happy, healthy and plump chickens...until a hungry neighborhood dog ate them :( Horrible ending.
opisnowpro opisnowpro 8 years
yes I had and it was very sweet!....
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
* I should say I got her when she was a fluffy little thing the size of a golfball.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
When I was visting my grandma in Dominican Republic I got one as a birthday gift (at the time I would visit every summer for 2 1/2 months). I loved her and her name was Tita. My grandma took care of her (she also kept chicken at the time) but my pet chicken had a ribbon tied to her leg so she was officially off the "chicken soup" list. She was for eggs only. She lived for quite a while and died of old age and buried in the yard. Chickens are very cool.
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