Chickens Stories from Our Nest

Confessions of This Backyard Chicken Keeper

I have some confessions.
I’m not your traditional chicken keeper.
I don’t live on a farm, nor do I have sprawling acres of land.
I don’t believe you need to have a lot of chickens to know a lot about them.
I have a complete admiration for fresh eggs.

I believe chicken keeping can be addicting.

I do believe in letting chickens live out their natural lives as a sign of respect after they stop laying eggs.
I don’t understand why some believe chicken keeping should be so black or white.
I believe in supporting fellow chicken keepers.
I believe that chicken keeping is therapeutic for the soul and can help with seasonal affect disorder.
I believe in learning something new everyday.
I don’t mind cleaning out the coop and the poop.
I believe in the power of incorporating natural products, plants, and herbs in daily chicken care.
I believe in seeking veterinary expertise for serious chicken problems.
I know that sometimes you need to treat your chickens with traditional medications and antibiotics to save their lives.
I believe that sometimes chickens need a good bath.
I love attending poultry shows.
I do believe that there is something magical about chickens.
I believe that animals hold wisdom and they will share their secrets if you take the time to “listen”.
I believe in chicken hugs and chicken kisses.
I believe in naming my flock, because it makes each one special.
I tuck my chickens in at night and wish them sweet dreams.
I do believe chickens are capable of love.
I love the way my chickens smell; a warm, sweet, comforting scent of straw.

I love my chickens.Tell me, do you have any confessions to add?

Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

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