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chickens or husband? (right now? chickens) -UPDATE: I'll keep 'em both

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by PeiTheCelt, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're keeping our chicks in the laundry room, which is separated by closet doors (the type that fold in the middle) from the downstairs bathroom, which has traditionally been where we "crated" Maggie, our 60 pound love muffin black lab/aussie shepherd cross who likes to sleep on furniture when we're gone. Ya' know, labrador retriever - BIRD DOG - who is six and is only now starting to be introduced to birds.

    My husband put Mags in her room today, and I assumed he did something like, oh I don't know, tie the handles of the doors together so that they can't be opened without thumbs or scissors, you know, something that means that the chicks are actually SAFE from the hyper curious pup who I don't trust anywhere near them.

    I just found out, he closed the doors (which are a little sticky, but not that sticky) and put a cardboard box in front of them. Not a big cardboard box full of books either.

    I swear to *insert a long string of very explicit expletives here* I think I'm glad I have a lunch meeting today, because if I had to eat lunch with him I would have to smack him. he is FANTASTIC, he built an AMAZING 4x8 coop/ark this weekend that is adorable and will be solid and strong for the birds, and I appreciate how much he does do, but what the ****? HOW could he think this was a good idea. They're in a cardboard brooder with wire mesh folded over the top, not exactly curious dog secure if she gets those doors open.

    And we're 1/2 hour from home, and I have meetings most of the day, so I can't do *$#!+* about it until 5. He has a hunters ed class tonight, and we were going to do dinner before that, but I think the baby and I are going straight home.

    (and I just realized, beyond the potential for dead babies, if she DOES knock things over, heat lamp (though it has a metal guard, it's not perfect) + straw on top of it from dog bouncing around = potential for house burning down).

    okay so that last one is an absolute worst case scenario which requires a whole lot of events happening *just* right and is very unlikely. HOWEVER, the dog getting the doors open in the situation my husband set up, is not so unlikely a concern.. GAH, it's like he didn't even think through any of it.

    (I wouldn't actually leave him over this, he's my best friend and I love him more than words (I also think he's sexy as all get out [​IMG]), but.. This was NOT one of his brighter moments).

    (editted first for spelling, then second for clarity because in my ranting I wasn't being as clear as I should be).
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2007
  2. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can relate as I am not entirely happy with my hubby right now either. [​IMG] How bout a lunch break run home? a friendly neighbor check? Aw! I be a wreak too...

    I to have a lab mix and she is great with the birds so good luck with your bird training! Cause they will all be fine when you get there. Positive thinking!

    :aww
     
  3. chickengirlnm

    chickengirlnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been there done that - I swear my hubby comes up with news ways to make me crazy LOL we just started building a coop last night and some of my ideas on how i would like this coop just went over his head- i had to get a neighbor to give me a hand while hubby just watched us. I mean I love the guy and all but sometimes i wonder about him LOL
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Oh My Goddess, Pei!!!
    I would be frantic too!!!
    to heck with the lunch meeting, I'd shove everyone in the car and go home to check on the chicks!!!
     
  5. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We've only been in the house about 2 months (so don't know the neighbors, so can't call them (and the house is all locked up so even if I could, they couldn't get in (I grew up in the city, it's habit))). And if I left right now I could do it, except that I'm working on a project that was supposed to go out two weeks ago (we're running 1 person short and so I've been swamped, I'm not usually the type to drop the ball like that), and it's a new job so I *REALLY* have to get this done or I run the risk of losing my job... And I have meetings all afternoon... (I'm waiting for things to process while I type for the record.. [​IMG]).

    *sigh* My hands are kind of tied until after work.
     
  6. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope everything turns up okay... and maybe [​IMG] the puppy will be afraid of the chicks? (Ah... wishful thinking!)
     
  7. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thankfully mine REALLY is amazing, but this is just...

    yeah.
     
  8. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wish I could. But it's a new job and since it's a project that was supposed to have already gone out.... yeah. :-/

    (Though if I get home to a massacre, he's coming home from his hunting class and cleaning it up while I spend some time and money at MyPetChicken).
     
  9. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks.. I can hope.. [​IMG] Or maybe she can't get the door open or she'll just be mellow for a change.
     
  10. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    My hubby swears he doesn't like or care about the chickens in any way.
    But, he is always looking for ways to improve their housing and make life a "little bit better" for "my feathered friends".
    He is more fussy about the little things than the rest of us.
    If water is low he is sure to point it out by saying something like "Those white chickens need some fresh water.
    The other day the neighbor come out with her daschunds ,
    came close to the chicken pen where I was, as usual.
    Oldest dog always runs around 3 x 6 pen that holds one baby about 2 months old.
    Don't know how it happen but the dog ended up with my baby's head in its mouth.
    We rescued the baby and she was fine other than a little scratch above her beak, with I washed and put neosporin on.
    When he found out, He was like," Ya'll should have better
    #&* sense than to have that ***** dog around them chickens anyway. It's not funny!! A dog is a natural chicken
    predator and even if it can't get to them, just his presence upsets the H *** out of the chickens. I hope ya'll have learned a valuable lessen.

    He is absolutely right, and we have!!
    But, in all of his denying his feelings for "my chickens",
    I know he is really crazy about them himself.

    Sorry, ladies, I can't relate to the hubby problems.
    Mine is absolutely wonderful!!!
     

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