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A Word to the Wise

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickenGirl5, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. ChickenGirl5

    ChickenGirl5 Hatching

    May 2, 2010
    In 2007 I started raising chickens when my mother's cousin retired from the farm. 25 homeless chickens needed a place to nest...so to my ranch they came. The experience has been a life changer! Who could have known that these feathered friends could be the stress reliever that they are! I am embarrassed to say how much of my free time is spent on my "chicken chair" as my husband calls it, sitting at the coop being entertained by my chickens! I do love them!

    A word to the wise though...for those of you who are at that "not so gymnastically inclined age" that I am at....Don't do your chicken chores in the dark, when you live on a hill, during a rainstorm. :( The story never ends well! After a long and muddy crawl back to the house and over to a phone to have my dad bring me crutches from his farm...I "nest"led in for the night. Next morning a trip to the hospital bought me 8 weeks in a cast for my broken leg. The worst part was not being quite so able to toodle out there to spend time with my cluckers. A have a great son who took care of them until I could limp out there again!

    That being said, I never held it against my fluffy friends, and I now enjoy them anytime I want....albeit with a slight limp still! I hope that you all find the joy in your chickens that I do. [​IMG]

  2. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Songster

    Aug 14, 2012
    paicines, ca.

    ok, well noted :)
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    [​IMG] Sorry about the broken leg but at least you have a unique story to tell about it. My family jokes that if we were all on a sinking ship, they would have to wave goodbye to my chickens and me as we sail off into the sunset in the only lifeboat. They truly are a stress reliever!
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California, wow you crawled to the house with a broken leg? You're one tough chick!
  5. ChickenGirl5

    ChickenGirl5 Hatching

    May 2, 2010
    Not so tough...there was A LOT of squawking on the way!! haha!
  6. ChickenGirl5

    ChickenGirl5 Hatching

    May 2, 2010
    I took a little ribbing about the whole thing...but there aren't many people who have a broken leg story like mine I guess. I didn't do it while doing something exciting like skiing, or something like that! But life is just as fast as I want it to be!
  7. ChickenGirl5

    ChickenGirl5 Hatching

    May 2, 2010
    Wow - you have a ton of animals!

    I have a collection too. We have 9 horses, none of which get enough riding. 3 dogs - 2 cattle dogs, and a Jack Russel weiner dog cross, who thinks she's one of the kids, many, many barn cats, 2 house cats, and about 40 chickens of all sizes, colors, and breeds. We also raise black angus cattle. I sometimes feel like I live in the middle of a zoo! Hope you enjoy your animals too!

  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Glad to hear your leg is better. But I know what you're talking about, I, too, live on top of a hill where grass almost completely refuses to grow. Needless to say, it's super slippery when it rains. Just glad I haven't had to crawl back to the house :lol:
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup

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