Chickenless.... how did i end up here?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by what was i thinking, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    I haven't been on here in a while. I was a addict for awhile. I was buying and hatching all kinds off eggs. At one point I was up to about 100 total... chickens, chicks, ducks, and ducklings. Then my life changed. My husband decided he didn't want to be married anymore. I went to stay at my moms. I started to get rid of a bunch of the chickens and at the same time had a horrible massacure from raccoons and opposums. (put a night cam in barn to see what it was) this was while they were still at the farm with my husband. I finally was able to take about 20 chickens with me to my mothers. But they are all gone now too, gave them to friends and sold some. I have moved three times since July, so there was no way for me to take them. I can't believe how much I miss them. It is weird and my sounds silly to someone that doesn't have chickens, but I really do miss them. I can get my bantams back but that is only two and one lf hen. But I NEED MORE! I received an old wooden bator that holds up to 400 eggs and I am ready to fire her up.... (again, used it last spring)
    I was a recovering addict, but I WANT to fall off the wagon and be an addict again! Doesnt sound very good, I'm sure. Anyone want to help feed my addiction?
    I am back on my farm, my husband is gone. Sad but I miss my animals more than him. I miss my old boy RJ also, more than my husband. He was my 1/4 horse that was in his late 30's he was put down in Oct.
    Thanks for listening. I missed this site and missed my chickens. Hope I have a better yr this yr. Hope everyone has a good yr.
     
  2. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I hope this year is bunches better for you. Since you are back on your farm, could you start up your bator and get your flock started again? Or just start a few?
     
  3. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    Thank you, I hope it is better too. It has to be.

    I hope to get a flock again. I have been looking for eggs, chicks and hens on craigslist. There isn't too much on there. And if there is they are like $10 to $15 a hen. Which I understand is the going rate but too much for me to spend on starting a flock.
     
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  4. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    and yes.... I am ready to fire the FARMMASTER back up..... incubating chicks and ducklings makes me very happy.... will take my mind off most my troubles.
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I dont know how far you are from me mapquest me 12989??? Depending on what your looking for I can give you a good deal on what I hatched out and what Im hatching out! I also have a few roos and a few hens I can part with-say the word and Ill give you a deal you cant refuse [​IMG] !!!! Im sorry things have been so bad-Ive been there! [​IMG] PM me:)
    I have plenty of eggs too
    Oh and [​IMG] on DH
     
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  6. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Welcome back! I'm sure you'll soon be surrounded by birds, again.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    I'm sorry you had to go through such a rough time. But it sounds like a good thing you have the farm and can have chickens again. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  8. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish u the best,we never know what surprises life has in store for us.Take care and get that brooder going!
     
  9. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish u the best,we never know what surprises life has in store for us.Take care and get that brooder going!
     
  10. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    thanks everyone for the well wishes. i am gonna make it thru this hard time in my life.
    i still look in my nesting boxes every once and a while. thinking there is a hiding chicken somewhere that is just gonna leave me an egg, i guess. its hard to break old habits. another time i realized i needed chickens.... i was gonna make a cake to take somewhere, but i didn't have enough eggs....lol. i have never been with out eggs before. (well not in the last few yrs at least)
    sonew123 i am on the oswego/onondaga county boarder, few hours away.
     

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