3 wee chickens and a goat!!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ~Chick_a_Dee~, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. ~Chick_a_Dee~

    ~Chick_a_Dee~ Hatching

    Jul 21, 2007
    west dunbartonshire
    [​IMG]I can't stop thinking about 3 wee chickens and a goat, my other half thinks i'm mad. Is it really that weird? I can see myself now talking to my wee chickens collecting eggs even going for a walk to the shop with my goat. OK so my pets aren't really your everyday pets but does that really matter, I'd love them and make them feel part of the family just like I did with the fish. But no matter how hard I tried, the just looked at me I couldn't get a word out of them no sense of fulfilment in fish I'm afraid.I mean at least I might get a conversation going with the chickens a bond even. I'm definately an animal person me, well I've got 6 kids and I just feel that 3 wee chickens and a goat are jsut what we need to make our family complete,and fill the wee gap in my life. But like I said my other half just thinks i've lost the plot, Me lose the plot. He says the 3 wee chickens and the goat would probably ruin his grass and he can't take that risk. I mean grass OMG It's not like he couldn't grow more and I don't mind saying you don't get much conversation out the grass no feeling of fulfilment! But how and ever he's very sentimental when it comes to his grass. So back to my dilemma, where does that leave me? I think i'm gonna have to just sneak them in but that could be hard. My head is totally fried and don't no what to do.Please help if you got any ideas.... I'm getting desperate!!!!!!
  2. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Songster

    Feb 26, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Hi ~Chick_a_Dee~,
    Welcome to the forum. I am sorry your DH isn't crazy about the idea of you getting the animals. Many people on this site have had this problem. Many of the spouses have come around to loving the chickens.

    If it was me I would try to convince him to let you get the chickens first and after that you can work on getting your goat. If you have a good amount of grass you can strike a deal and have a bit of it designated "chicken territory" and keep them confined to that area. You can tell him if they mess up "his" grass that you would get rid of them.

    And really three chickens won't hurt the grass. I have five and they don't bother the grass at all. They live in the side yard and have a 4X40ft strip of grass and bushes to themselves. My DH thinks the grass is growing better with all the nice chicken poop fertilizing the yard.

    I have never had a goat so can't add anything useful.

    Or you can just follow the advice of an unknown (but obviously female and married) person who said "It's better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission."
    That may or may not work for you ....depending on how forgiving your DH is. LOL!

    Also send him here to learn and ask questions (especially from the guys) and maybe we can convince him for you.

    Good luck and keep us posted.
  3. JacobsRewardFarm

    JacobsRewardFarm In the Brooder

    Jun 29, 2007
    Parker, TX
    Another thing to think about, and maybe not a good thing, is that one goat will probably not be very happy without another goaty friend. As much as we love our babies, they really need more of their own kind, especially flock animals like goats. My sheep was very lonesome until he got a buddy, and my donkey did not do well as the only equine on the place. Had to get him a friend. Of course, it's a great way to get more babies if I tell DH that they HAVE to have same-species companionship to be content and not stressed out. No matter how much I love on them, I'm not what they're looking for on a 24/7 basis. So get 3 wee peeps and TWO goats! They will thank you for it!

    Cindy T.
    Parker, TX

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