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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by KingOfFools, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    I read misswiggles and sour's posts first and I thought something else...I am sorry about your chickens, but you are trying to make babies here, so please don't get too upset about the chickens.

    Your husband has a job. You have embryos.
    Positive thoughts young lady! [​IMG]
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  2. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens

    Krista, So Sorry to hear the Bad News [​IMG]
  3. So so so sorry Krista! :hugs :hugs :hugs
  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    I'm so sorry too. Try to find the silver lining. You may not see one right now, but it will turn up. ((hugs))
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Amen about setting the priorities. Dare we be excited about the emotionality? [​IMG]
  6. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 7, 2010
    CO Rockies - 8600ft up
    [​IMG] I was kinda thinking the same thing, but really I think it is just stress.
    Sorry about your chickens Krista. [​IMG] I would focus on getting them a good home with visitation rights and go from there. Maybe, just maybe, not knowing what we are looking at house-wise ,
    unless you are in an apartment in the city somewhere or a gated neighborhood or in the middle of a pit-bull farm, I guess we can't imagine you not being able to have chickens.....
    but if you can't for sure, quail make a great substitute and give you phenomenal eggs in very little space.
    [​IMG] and more [​IMG]!!!!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I am crying with you Krista but, please focus on the on you and little one. This move may turn out to be a great experience and open many more opportunities than just a new job.

    Maybe you could have a house chicken or too -silkies and seramas take confinement very well.
  8. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens

    I have heard it said by a few good and well respected people that Silkies do Not count as a chicken, They are a pet!
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    From a distance silkies look like little foo foo dogs., or exotic small parrots.
  10. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2014
    Victoria, Australia.
    Hi everyone.

    I spent the whole day house hunting with hubby. Well, looking at the outside of houses - it's Saturday so nothing is open for inspection. The rental market here is tight. Not enough houses to go round, and if you own a pet you are right up against it. There is no way we will find a home we can take the chickens at a cost we can afford. We did find one place which accepts them, but it's way out of our budget. The chooks will be going to my brother's house.

    He will give them a good home, if he can keep them alive. His 3 flocks were all decimated by foxes. He won't molly coddle them as I do. He won't sit in the run and talk to them, or pat them as I do. They won't have the big, wide comfortable roost with lots of space that I know they need. They can't even jump more than 30 cm because they are huge, and his roost is way up in the air. They will just be 'the chickens' and largely ignored but for food and water. Do you think they will adapt? Will they sleep on the floor? I am worried sick they will be frightened. They are so used to human attention, and they just won't be getting any. It darn near breaks my heart, but there is no other choice.

    I know there are worse things that could happen. It's just that there is so much uncertainty and stress in my life at the moment. I don't know where I will live, or if the chooks will be ok, or if I will ever have a baby. I am just.....empty.

    I'm sorry. I'm not very good company at the moment.

    Last edited: May 2, 2015

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