5 Reasons Chicken Dads are the Cluckin' Best!

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Kassandra Smith

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

Last Updated: 08 August 2018

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Hello chicken keepers,

If you know a man that has chickens, they are a chicken dad. They may not have been expecting it, or it may have been planned for a while, but either way they are a devoted father. If you are such a man – congratulations! Caring, independent and never short of a joke, have a peck at 5 reasons Chicken Dads are the unsung heroes of the backyard chicken coop.

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  1. Chicken Dads are responsible

If you have a man that can rise at the crack of dawn every day without fail; tend to your flock’s every need; provide them with endless food, water and exercise; all the while protecting them from potential threats – then you have a keeper! Raising chickens is basically the same as raising children…right?

Instagram: @sarahnbyers

Instagram: @sarahnbyers

  1. Chicken Dads are smart

They know what all those different clucks and bocks mean. They know how to read bird body language. They know which eggs belong to which hen. And at the end of the day, they know that happy chooks = happy life.

Instagram: @sunnyside_inn

Instagram: @sunnyside_inn

  1. Chicken Dads are funny

When it comes to comedy, chooks are a pretty tough crowd. If a joke falls flat, there’ll be no sympathy laughter, just a disapproving look as they return to their pecking duties. Chicken dads have honed their dad jokes in the toughest environment, so they’re sure to leave you with at least a cringey smile.

Instagram: @gibblevillemissk

Instagram: @gibblevillemissk

  1. Chicken Dads aren’t needy

Just like their feathered family, chicken dads are more than happy pottering around the garden all day, soaking up the sunshine and fresh air. As long as they have food, water and shelter they feel happy and loved.

Instagram: @mrreilly_and_friends

Instagram: @mrreilly_and_friends

  1. Chicken Dads love your chicken stories

After a long and stressful day, why bother yourselves with talk of politics, natural disasters and financial crises? Feel all your troubles melt away as you and your chicken dad share a laugh over your flock’s weird and wonderful ways like the proud parents you are.

Do you have a Chicken Dad in your life? Spoil him with a gift from our range, and give him the peace of mind that his hens are living their best life in a safe and comfortable chicken coop.

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Feathers Forever,

Kassandra X