A vent about different priorities . . .

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by fowltemptress, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    We'll be moving soon, and every time this comes up in conversation people say, "Well, of course you'll be getting rid of our chickens . . . "
    What? Why? Have you heard something I haven't? We're moving two hours away, not to China! I don't care if I have to stash the chickens at my mother's while trying to find a place to rent that allows chickens. I tried living without them once and became horribly depressed . . . it's not going to happen again!
    Of course, I don't say it like that, but once I say getting rid of the chickens is not an option, people always say, "Of course it wouldn't be an option for you to leave your dogs, but these are chickens."
    I realize people have different priorities, but please . . .
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Geez, why do they think that? I wont move somewhere I can't have Charlotte, Gypsy, Reba, Rosemary, Kate, Meg, Olivia, Tux, Dutch, Mace, Vada, Violet, Virginia, Victoria, Kira, Glenda, Suede, Velvet, Skye, Delilah, Sunny, Ginger, Nugget, Snow, Nora, Shadow, Hannah, Bess, Maddie, Holly, Lexie, Ivy, etc., etc., etc.... You get the picture. [​IMG] I dont leave my family behind!
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2008
  3. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    Lol, I'm lucky it's easier for me, with only a dozen chickens. [​IMG]
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I've surrounded myself with animals my whole life. There have been times where it was just me, my animals, and my tiny income but my animals have never done without.
    Still, at 46 years old my dad lectures me about having too many animals. In his mind, more than one is too many. He went so far as to tell my SO that it was dangerous for me to live on this 80 acre farm because I'd be tempted to have too many animals.
    My SO told him, with all due respect, they're her animals, she buys their feed, she feeds and takes care of them, and most important of all, they make her happy. I don't think I've ever loved him more. [​IMG]
    I agree with you temptress. Until the point someone else has to care for and assume the expense of my animals for me I don't think they have the right to tell me anything about having them.
    Good luck with the move. I hope you and your chickens will find many bright blessings in your new home.
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    I agree. They make you happy and are part of your life. Of COURSE you arent going to leave them behind!!!!
  6. Slike

    Slike Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Puna, Big Island, HI
    I stand by your feelings too. When I move back to Maui (from Cali) ALL of my chickens are coming with, I don't care how expensive it is - Robert, Butters, Wicket, James, Conan, Squishy, Midge, and maybe even some that aren't technically mine, lol. I could never just leave them, hoping a new owner would care for them as much as I do. I don't want human kids, but my chickens are like my children - I want them to be happy, cared for and to be safe. I gladly lose sleep at times to make sure they are all well. Most people can't or just won't understand it cause they don't think or know that any sort of bonds like that can exist outside of their immediate family. They have no experience outside.

    If they just won't see it and won't get off your back, whack em upside the head... maybe it'll knock some sense into them [​IMG]
  7. hoosierhen

    hoosierhen Songster

    Sep 26, 2007
    I have ALWAYS had animals. My H (Leave of the DH for now) is on a campaign to get rid of our dog Lucky. He was the one who WANTED a Boxer- and now, after 4 years says he's tired of taking care of him!! Now Lucky isn't perfect, and he does have "accidents" in the house from time to time, but he is like one of my children and I will NOT part with him. H, trying to pick a fight tonight said that he has been smelling animals of some sort as long as he's known me (14 years) and he's tired of it. I told him he can GO! The animals stay! I even went so far awhile back to offer to PAY MY OWN HUSBAND to care for the dog! I'd better stop now before I really get on a rant.

    gritsar your SO sounds like a keeper!!

    fowltemptress, I hope you find a wonderful place for ALL your pets!
  8. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Hey, I get it!! My kids could stay, my DS took back the cat, Mr. D, my DH could stay, my dog may HAVE to stay, but Miss Chook goes with me. Whenever, whereever it turns out to be, she's with me. She even has her own suitcase for her stuff! Lol!
  9. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    people arn't right anymore i swear. my inlaws think we are wrong in every way and just awful for raising dogs and poultry. i just tell them when they pay my bills and live my life they can tell us what to do. man i am so tired of morons.
  10. ajablu

    ajablu Songster

    Jun 28, 2008
    Northeast, PA
    I would be so depressed without my chickens too. When I got married I had to leave my chickens with my Mom, but have never forgot them.
    After 20 years with no chickens and always feeling kind of sad about it, I started a small flock with my daughters. We all love them and I could not leave them behind if we ever had to move. I think I am way more attached to the ones I have now than I had been to the ones I raised as a teen.
    I wish you the best of luck and hope you and your chickens find a great place to live.


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