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How many 'new chicken keepers' as a result of the MN topic?

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tortoiseSHELL Mon 07-Jul-08 21:53:03

Just wondering how many people went and got chickens after reading about them on MN? Would be v interested! smile

babster Mon 07-Jul-08 23:15:47

Guilty as charged blush... the divine Hugh F-W is partly to blame too, mind. I have three chooks who are coming into lay (allegedly) and I'm getting so impatient waiting for those first eggs!

tortoiseSHELL Mon 07-Jul-08 23:22:27


The tally begins...

kiskidee Mon 07-Jul-08 23:27:59

was nagging dh for yrs to keep chickens (even before MN became chicken happy) but we found out dd is allergic to egg and he is mighty smug that this fact has shut me up.

i guess i can still keep nag him by saying i am raising them for slaughter.

Doodle2U Mon 07-Jul-08 23:29:42

No - had decided years ago it was summat I wanted to do but the timing of the chicken keepers section on here was perfect for me! smile

handlemecarefully Tue 08-Jul-08 00:07:47

Not me. Have had chickens for 4 years. However, find the topic hugely useful

alibubbles Tue 08-Jul-08 07:48:47

Mine were given to me for my birthday three years ago as two eggcups and an Omlet brochure, then we had all the Avian flu drama, so shelved it for a while.

I am also not away for a month this summer as in previous year, so have the time to settle them in and nurture them.

psmith Tue 08-Jul-08 08:10:45

I think that MN has given me a push. We were going to get then a couple of years ago after years of gentle nagging. We had a house chosen etc and then dh got panicy about bird flu and changed his mind. The chicken keepers topic brought it back to mind and I only had to nag for a few months this time grin

alibubbles Tue 08-Jul-08 11:04:13

psmith, just like me! I saw the thread and said to DH, what about those chickens? He just said, order them then!

iMum Tue 08-Jul-08 11:06:06

Im a new chicken keeper, they arrived on Saturday. One of the mums up the school is moving abroad and so wanted to get rid of them, so 2 chikens and and eglu and run for nowt!!

Am loveing them, very funny creatures and we have had eggs every day!

iMum Tue 08-Jul-08 11:06:43

forgot to say, Had wanted them for ages and had been reading the chickens threads but couldnt afford the outlay.

electricbarbarella Tue 08-Jul-08 16:48:37

i discovered chickens elsewhere, but this has definatley fueled the fire,
2 days to go grin

BronzeNemesis Thu 10-Jul-08 21:45:50

Not me. I have to say though when I realised (only recently, bit dim smilie needed) that there was chicken section I was chuffed.

princessofpower Sun 13-Jul-08 16:09:56

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