I asked a simple question of friends who keep chickens today. I asked them to fill in the blank. Here is what they had to say.
…the happiness my family and I share raising them. Not to mention the eggs!
… hearing them bawk bawk bawk when I walk out the door… I just love the way they sound when they are all riled up!
…The love. And the eggs.
…It’s all fun, the planning, the building, daily chores, the egg collecting, the way they meet you at the gate every time you go there
… talking to em, watching them interact with you and each other
… The fun and eggs
… endless joy and warm fuzzies :))
… Farm Fresh Eggs!
…The entertainment and eggs!
… Watching them scurry across the yard… is there anything more hilarious that a chicken on the run!
… The cuteness! Love to watch them go about their busy little days.
… Watching them run to the back door when they hear that somebody is about, and that likely means scraps !
I loved that their thoughts and responses mirrored my own. I loved the fact that even though some of us are far apart from one another, we are all experiencing life with chickens in many of the same ways. Thank you friends for sharing what you love about your chickens with me!
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5 thoughts on “The Best Part of Keeping Chickens”
Love this post. I second every one of those comments!
In my very busy life, having chickens keeps me rooted and feeling connected to whats important. Yes, getting eggs everyday is nice, but having my children and grandchildren help me feed and clean the coop, and play with the chickens, gives all of us a sense of what used to be- Back to nature- Back to our roots. My daughter, who also lives with me with her husband and 2 year old son, is into being prepared for disasters- so having chickens is part of her feeling of well prepared. Knowing how to raise them, and care for them, and having the eggs without having to go to the store. Having the chickens, has encouraged me to have a garden this year, something I haven't had time for in the last few years. I feel very connected to Mother Earth. It's not much, but my dozen chickens sure helps. I live in a city, and the hustle and bustle can be unnerving at times. The chickens help to unwind me. Thanks for letting me share…..
I agree with all of this. I never thought I would be so happy to clean up another living creature's poop. 😀
I love how personable they are, I love watching their excitement and delight when I offer treats. I love how curious they are and how downright nosy my Harriet is.
And I love watching them run. The photos I have of mine trucking across the yard are among my very favorites. They're such lovable animals.
I love to watch them scratch in the yard for bugs! It looks like they're dancing. And I love hearing them sing the egg song in the morning. They are such great pets, like dogs with feathers.