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  1. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomorrow my chickens are being rehomed. My brother is collecting them at 11.30am and is taking their nest boxes, feeders, waterers and feed as well. He will give them a good home, and they will have some familiar things around them. I should be grateful. I AM grateful. They will be looked after pretty well, although they will be 'just chickens' to him. He won't sit and talk to them like I do. He won't be picking them up for cuddles.

    Do you all think they will adapt ok? I tear up every time I think about them leaving. I don't want them to be afraid.

    Krista
     
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I know this might get my chicken momma badges rescinded, but I slowly stopped cuddling the girls.
    We still talk and we are social, but I don't drop in for tea and biscuits the way we used to.

    We have drifted apart as our lives have taken us in different directions. The are more about being chickens now, and I am more about collecting eggs and cleaning and feeding.

    -Gasp!- I am their maid!
    I thought they worked for me.
     
  3. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member


    -Gasp!- I am their maid!
    I thought they worked for me.

    It's that way with most critters that a person 'owns' so to speak. [​IMG]

    Scott
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Krista since your chickens are socialized, I think they may turn your brother to the chicken side. He will discover they are more than just egg layers (and poopers). This should work.
     
  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Just like kids, we go from being mommy to maid! And we don't own our animals... they own us!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] but true
     
  7. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so.

    I have withdrawn from them in the last 2 weeks in attempt to not make the move so traumatic for all of us. I have only been going down to the coop to let them in and out each day, but not in between times as I used to.

    Today is the day. I am still really upset. There is no alternative to rehoming them though - they simply can't come with us. I hope they have a good life on my brother's farm

    Krista
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hey, Krista, [​IMG].
     
  9. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Sour.

    I'll take all of them I can get today [​IMG]
     
  10. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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