Can I trade my room-mate for some peeps?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dmdhart, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. dmdhart

    dmdhart Songster

    Jun 12, 2009
    Millwood, VA
    This morning I went to the local poultry auction. Showing great restraint, and knowing that I had 24 eggs in the incubator at home, and 2 hens setting, I did not buy a single chicken. I did come home with a very cute baby mini-lop doe rabbit. Her name is Ruby. I was so good, there were some buff orphington peeps, cuckoo and wheaten marans, gold laced wyndottes, but I sat on my hands.
    I came home, anxious to watch chicken TV, to find that my soon to be ex room-mate had left my 6 month old wolf hybrid puppy, Maia, in the house alone! (the room-mate was gone). I could deal with the trash that was strewn from one end of the house to the other. I could handle finding my favorite stuffed gorilla shredded. However, I'm having a hard time with the fact that I found my bedroom door open and the incubator turned upside down, and 20 of the eggs devoured!!
    I guess I should be mad at Maia, but I'm not. I never leave her unattended. If I'm not here, she's in her crate.
    My room mate does do dishes, sweep the floor and he's good at building nesting boxes. If anyone would like him, I'll sell him cheap: .39 a pound!
  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    Does he pay rent on time and go to sleep at reasonable hours?

    So sorry for the loss of the eggs [​IMG] Can you get more? What sort were they?
  3. dmdhart

    dmdhart Songster

    Jun 12, 2009
    Millwood, VA
    Actually he pays no rent (he does work around here in exchange for my couch) and no, he often is up too late with the tv too loud. I might add that he tends to be very grumpy at times. Doesn't sound like he's worth keeping to get my dishes done.
    The eggs were from my chickens, all mixed up, some buff crosses, wyndottes, several redstar and blackstar crosses. I've already collected another dozen, and will have another dozen tomorrow. It's just the point.
  4. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    So if he weighs about 200 pounds that would be $72.00.....A Triplex Nest box is $39.00 You do the math! [​IMG]

    Sorry to hear about your loss--the eggs I mean, not the soon to be leaving roomie.

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