Top 50 reasons you might be addicted to chickens December 7, 2012

We all had fun reading all the responses to the You Might Be Addicted To Chickens game we posted on Facebook! I collected  some of our favorites and came up with a great list:
Addicted to chickens and hatching chicks

You might be addicted to chickens if you can’t stop hatching them!

Top 50 reasons you might be addicted to chickens

  1. You might be addicted to chickens if…   you plan your dinner menus around stuff you know the chickens will like for scraps the next day. ~Myra E.
  2. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you sort your kitchen scraps knowing who prefers what 😉 ~Deb P.
  3. You might be addicted to chickens if...  you spend every lunch hour cruising the produce clearance rack at the local grocery for discount berries and other treats just for the girls. ~Cheryl F.
  4. You might be addicted to chickens if…  your friends bring you their table scraps instead of their leftovers. ~Diane B.
  5. You might be addicted to chickens if...  you decorated their yard with lights and are making them their own Christmas tree complete with edible ornaments for the holidays ! ~M.R. Cole
  6. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you worry about the emotional state of the hen who is lowest in pecking order. ~Leslie B.C.
  7. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you can read their expressions. ~Mary Ann P.
  8. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you have posted more pictures of your chickens on Facebook than your kids. ~Andie M.
  9. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you include them on your Christmas shopping list. ~Constanze E.
  10. You might be addicted to chickens if…  every first letter you type into Google search brings up a chicken breed or something related to chickens! ~Larissa H. S.
  11. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you get up early to cook hot oatmeal for 13 girls before you cook it for the 5 kids! ~Cynde H.
  12. You might be addicted to chickens if…  your favorite Facebook updates come from My Pet Chicken. ~Scott E.
  13. You might be addicted to chickens if…  when you travel, you call home and ask to talk to the girls. ~Sharon L. S.
  14. You might be addicted to chickens if…  the hatchery catalogs are as exciting to you as the Sears Toy Catalog was as a child! ~Sunday C.P.
  15. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you start planing your next deluxe chicken house when the lottery jackpot rises. ~Doreen C. B.
  16. You might be addicted to chickens if...  you get mealworms in your Christmas stocking. ~Jennifer W.S.
  17. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you spend all winter getting an order planned from different hatcheries. ~Lewis C.
  18. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you have an 8 year old hen that hasn’t laid an egg for years, but you can’t stand the thought of being without your girl. ~Mike & Julia G.
  19. You might be addicted to chickens if…   you are willing to stand up to city hall and rally votes to get a chicken friendly ordinance passed, even though you are terrified of public speaking!   ~Jennifer S-R.
  20. You might be addicted to chickens if…  your first hen lays her first egg, and you post a picture on Facebook announcing “We are Grandparents!” ~Marion O.
  21. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you refer to your mom’s due date as “hatch day.” ~Tatiana Emilia F.
  22. You might be addicted to chickens if…  your cell phone ringtone is a clucking chicken! ~Krissy D.M.
  23. You might be addicted to chickens if…  they sit on your lap and eat the mosquitoes off your arm almost before they land! ~Susan R.A.
  24. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you have 22 tiny Christmas stockings hanging in a row just for them! ~Heather B.R.
  25. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you add on to your coop before adding on to your house. ~Kathy W.
  26. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you run to the window and squeal with excitement whenever you hear boisterous clucking! ~Eva M.
  27. You might be addicted to chickens if…  people assume you are talking about your children when you are really talking about your chickens. ~Anna D.
  28. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you sit on the porch enjoying the beautiful weather with a chicken on your lap. ~Joelle H. L.
  29. You might be addicted to chickens if…  chickens are your Facebook profile pic. ~Charlene K. B.
  30. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you find yourself constantly pulling eggs out of your coat pockets at the oddest times—like standing in line at the bank! ~Terri G.
  31. You might be addicted to chickens if…  all your expensive high heels are all scuffed up from hurrying and closing the coop up before a evening out. ~Suzie K-M.
  32. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you have developed a special chicken language you speak to your girls. ~Karen G.P.
  33. You might be addicted to chickens if…  they finally start laying and you realize that your every Facebook status for two weeks includes how many eggs you brought in and exactly which hens laid them…. ~Susan G.C.
  34. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you’ve borrowed every chicken book from the library, subscribe to every chicken magazine imaginable, and your home decor has a chicken theme. 🙂 ~Shawna W.J.
  35. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you hug your rooster at least once a day and tell him he is such a good daddy. ~David R.
  36. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you get up Saturday morning, fill the thermos, grab the lawn chairs, and go have coffee with the chickens!!!! ~Kate C-M.
  37. You might be addicted to chickens if…  when you run outside, in the middle of the night, in the rain, naked, because you heard squawking coming from the coop….and don’t even notice you’re naked, or wet, or your feet are covered in chicken poop. ~Melanie M. R.
  38. You might be addicted to chickens if…  your husband is deployed to Kosovo for a year and still sends you links about chickens for sale. ~Amy M-B.
  39. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you carry your chicken around in any makeshift “chicken purse.” … ~Jennifer R.C.
  40. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you know what every squawk means and … who made it. ~Shelly B. P.
  41. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you find yourself clucking the tune instead of singing the words with the car radio. ~Roz J. F.
  42. You might be addicted to chickens if…  the post office calls you at 1:30 am to let you know your chicks have arrived and you get out of bed, drive 30 min. to pick them up, come home, set them up in the brooder, then stay awake for hours just watching how cute they are. ~Toni J. L.
  43. You might be addicted to chickens if…  your hen loves you so much that when a mean Leghorn cock attacks her, she runs to hide in your coat. ~Cassandra G.
  44. You might be addicted to chickens if…  at parties, you’re asked to demonstrate what your chickens “say” to you after laying an egg. ~Denise G.
  45. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you might be addicted to chickens if…  If you call them your peeps and prefer their company over that of most people. ~Beth J.
  46. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you let them use the doggy door to keep you company! ~Susan O.
  47. You might be addicted to chickens if…  your neighbors laugh hysterically at you because everywhere you walk your chickens follow you! ~Christine D.
  48. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you know how entertaining chicken TV is. ~Heather C.
  49. You might be addicted to chickens if…  your sister goes for a job interview and the interviewer tosses in the question, “Do you love chickens, too, like your sister?” (true story 🙂 ~Kate T.
  50. You might be addicted to chickens if…  you read this blog. ~David M.

Can you think of any more reasons? We love to read them! Please share with us in the comments.

31 Comments
Amy December 7th, 2012

I love this, and I do so many of these things!!

Tammy/Our Neck of the Woods December 7th, 2012

I am guilty of nearly all of these! But I have to say my favorites are # 13, 40, and 44. Happy to say that I have proudly demonstrated the egg song at a party once or twice 😉

Sami in NY December 7th, 2012

There is no cure for this addiction, LOL

Anne Guffey December 7th, 2012

I confess! I have OCD (Obsessed with Chickens Disorder)!

Ange December 7th, 2012

When you write “banties” and get mad at spell check for telling someone how cute your “panties” are…

Jean Castle December 7th, 2012

you miht be addicted to chickens if an incubator sits on your dresser, chicks hatch in your bedroom and live there for 2 – 3 weeks before moving to the garage.

Jan Hooks December 7th, 2012

I have a chicken tattoo on my ankle !

Jayzandra December 7th, 2012

I do 1, 2, and 6. And of course 50. LOL.

Marion O'Neill December 7th, 2012

Thanks for including mine. They are all so funny! I had forgotten that I do most of these things, even though this is my first year with chickens. It was unusually cold when my chicks arrived from MPC so they grew up in my guest room. It took forever to get the poop scrubbed off the wood floors (yes, I put down newspaper everywhere, and of course they kicked them around). I am even changing the words to some Christmas songs that I sing in my head (mostly) to make them include chickens in the lyrics. For example, now Oh Tannenbaum has become Oh Chickie Birds…. I’m glad I’m among other chicken crazy people when I read the blog!

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl December 7th, 2012

Great post! I am guilty of most of these….I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post.

Natalie December 7th, 2012

If you pick the cabbage loopers off your garden plants, not to save your plants, but so you can feed them to your favorite hen.

Hannah December 11th, 2012

If you wonder whether your neighbor’s girls would be up for play dates with your girls.

If people e-mail you pictures of chicks wearing little knit hats.

Betsy S. December 12th, 2012

Oh golly, I think I qualify……………………………. Planing holiday coop decorations as I was reading the list, trying to figure out how treat garland can be used without hanging anyone.

Kate December 16th, 2012

Nice! I am officially a bonafied chicken addict!!! 🙂 #49

Tierney Clark December 23rd, 2012

You know you have spent alot of time with your chickens when your white leghorns hear you coming out of the back door to put them to bed, and they run to the bottom step and squat down to be picked up and carried into the chicken house. True story

My 1 1/2 year old grandson was toddling around behind his 3 yr old brother in the yard, and the chickens were on their afternoon stroll over the properity. The little one had a big piece of pizza crust he was teething on, when my big ole Barred Rock, Ms Holmes, walked up to him. He was mezmerized at the hen and didn’t move a muscle, except to slowly put the crust up to his mouth. But before he could, Ms Holmes just stretched her neck out and took it from him. He was too suprised to be upset, and we just laughed and laughed as the rest of the girls tried to then, take it from her: but nothing doing: she was on the run!

Lissa December 23rd, 2012

What a funny story, Tierney! 🙂

Tierney Clark December 23rd, 2012

Thanks so much. I just have a ball watching my girls every day. The grandkids love them too, and are learning alot. Ms. Holmes was named after the famous detective because of her “tweed” looking coat lol!

Jessica Williams December 29th, 2012

Same for our chickens! Our household calls those chicken races Tierney:)

Ella Larson December 30th, 2012

When you talk to them like they are humans.

Marsha Elliott December 30th, 2012

You might be addicted to chickens if you read this, laugh so hard you almost pee your pants, because you can relate to so many of them, and #1 for me, you send it off to your best chicken friends and chicken sister. bak bak.

carol caldwell December 30th, 2012

you know you are addicted to chickens when you stop on the way to the chicken coop to pick up all the earth worms that have crawled onto the blacktop using a cup to put them in because there are so many of them. then feeding them one by one to make sure all 29 of your girls get at least one worm. Also the ring tone on your phone for your husband is the rooster call!!

Cheri December 31st, 2012

When I go shopping now, I see something and think “hhmmm, I wonder if the chickens could use that?” LOL!

Crystal December 31st, 2012

You might be addicted to chickens…if you’ve ever made little clucking sounds while “pecking” with your finger at a grub, worm, or cricket you’ve discovered while working outside (the girls come running). So many of these had me smiling and nodding!

Julia Guest December 31st, 2012

I made #18 YEAH, I truly am a Chicken Addict. And yes my chickens follow me EVERYWHERE!!!! Its like being stalked by 140 very short noisy people.. (who all have names lol)

Sue Gardner January 1st, 2013

If you sing to them “All the little chicks with the crimson lips yell Cleveland Rocks” and then listen to them laugh at the thought of chicken lips!

Kimberly P Guest January 1st, 2013

You might be addicted to chickens if you survey empty lots and medians for chicken friendly weeds for the sole purpose of hearing all 5 hens purr when consumed. Ah, the things I wouldn’t do for my girls.

Sammy January 3rd, 2013

Well, most of us love chickens. There is no denying that we just love them roaming around our backyard. Love to see them tend to their little chicks.

Mallory March 4th, 2013

Does anyone else call it “the rooster dance” ? I’m always showing people how my boys do this shuffle around their girls ^.^

Kleo Graffam April 4th, 2016

You may be addicted if you read them a story before bed. I tell folks they like Henny Penny and Chicken Little the best! And of course fresh kale salad with sunflower hearts for breakfast each morning.

Tracy L December 17th, 2016

I am ecstatic that there are so many chicken lovers out there!!! I’m thought of as weird because of my love for chickens I have actually been told by my director to never talk about my chickens with anyone! And you know i have some girls and even a rooster that like to be rocked to sleep! I also sleep with my favorite chicken and hold onto her like a child with a favorite stuffed animal and she never leaves my chest til I am awake in the morning! Oh and what about looking up at tractor supply realizing you’re being stared at by everyone near because you are talking in a baby voice to the babies and forgetting where you are

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