Back from vacation and holy heck, what I came home to!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by asher, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    DH cared for (read: fed and watered) the animals while I was gone.

    About half way through the vaca, I asked if he was collecting eggs. I had told him before I left that if he didn't, the hens would go broody on them.

    He never collected them. I was gone 12 days. [​IMG]

    Last count, there were 39 in there. A hen on a mountain of eggs. Then another hen joined her.

    I need to sort through and give each girl some and take the others that were laid late to put in the `bator, but I'm still too exhausted from the trip to deal with that. heh

    Trip was good, sister is not doing well, though. Chemo exhausts her and makes her horribly sick so they've halfed each dosage and she'll have to be on it for double the time.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2008
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    LOL @ the mountain of eggs...

    I'm sorry about your sister. [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sorry about your sister. Hope things look up for her soon. As for your DH, how does one forget to collect eggs for that long? We'd be having a serious discussion if it was mine, LOL.
  4. Hope your sis is doing good,and chemo treatments are hard not just on her but all the family,Just wonder how you are gonna separate the eggs from first laid to last laid, nota job I would care to take on GOOD LUCK
    [​IMG] marrie
  5. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    My thoughts are with your sister.
    MEN!! Did he forget chickens lay eggs or what?

    A friend of my dh's went on vacation and his brother was watching his chickens. When this guy got home there were about 200 eggs everywhere. I wish he had taken a picture of that!
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I am very sorry about your sister.

    As for the eggs - How do you forget to collect eggs? He needs a spanking [​IMG]

    Happy hatching! [​IMG]
  7. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Quote:I'll candle them to see which ones are at a similar incubation stage.

    MP ~ heh nope, just decided not to do it. He's never done anything as far as my animals so I'm thrilled he offered to care for (all) of them for me for the time I was gone. We were going to have someone come take care of the outdoor chickens, ducks and cats, but DH offered so I took him up on it. Cheaper than paying to have it done, that's for sure! That's fine, he knows he can't say a word when I have eleventy million chicks walking around. ;-) Funny thing is, I was thinking I'd be feeling bad because I wouldn't have any chicks for a while, but the hens did it for me. ;-)
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2008
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Your poor sister. She's lucky to have you and your support, and you're lucky that you are available to offer it to her. Bless you both.

    I'm going to be chuckling for a while about the mental image of a hen sitting on 39 eggs.
  9. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Unfortunately, my sister is about 1000 miles away so we're not able to provide much support. Dad needed to go see her so we made it a family trip with the kids.

    Well, I candled and those darn hens could NOT grow that many eggs! hehe I left 4 for each of them and stuck the rest in the incubator.

    I'll tell DH I have been instructed to spank him. [​IMG]
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Quote:Did I mention these are BANTAMS? [​IMG] Silly girls!

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