do you think too many chicks could be grounds for a divorce?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by jackiedon, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas

    I have one of the most patience men arounds but after so many chickens today he was a little irritated.

  2. edbama2

    edbama2 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    Slocomb, Alabama
    I guess it could happen but, I bet when you are not there he sneaks out and gives them treats. I have caught my DW doing it even though she complains that I have too many. [​IMG]
  3. alaskan_crew

    alaskan_crew Songster

    Jun 5, 2007
    Wasilla, AK
    I swear, my DH thinks I need more friends cuz I post to this site. He has my boys and our friends convinced that I am, and I quote, "a Crazy Chicken Lady". I question myself about being said person....and I just might be her! You will find him building to my spec's but he will never be that guy feeding 'em and talking to and bragging to his friends about!

    So, if this is his grounds to prove u crazy, we'll u might be,but I'm right there with you and so is everyone else here!!!! BTW, I think chics rule!
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Grounds for divorce??? Ohhh, I hope not!! I told hubby when I first got chickens... " I only want 6 or 7 to get eggs for us" is last count...

    11 RIR mix hens
    2 RIR mix Roos
    15 BO hens
    2 BO roos
    1 breeding pair Black Langshans
    1 breeding pair White Langshans
    1 breeding pair Cuckoo Marans
    1 Breeding pair Silver Pheonix
    2 black frizzle hens( Banty Cochin)
    1 Black Frizzle roo (banty Cochin)
    3 white,2 buff and 3 black frizzle babies
    1 smooth feathered black Banty Cochin
    1 Faveroll hen
    1 pair Royal Palm turkeys
    8 baby ducks ( 2 weeks old)
    3 Cornishx
    1 Dominique hen ( freebie from MM)
    1 Polish Roo
    I forgot to add:::
    6 Ameracauna hens
    He is planning on building the 5th coop...LOL Does he LOVE it??? NO....does he put up with it...YES, for me.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2007
  5. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Belleville, Kansas
    my poor hubby, I feel so bad for him. We are STILL workinon that coop, and my girls are 14 weeks! Partly due to weather (first rainy as all get out, then hotter than hades, etc) and partly due to my paranoia about havin them outside, etc.

    Well, he gets up at 4:45 am, and Fussy usually will stay in her box til I get up to let her out at 6. Well every once in a this mornin, she decided if HE is up, well she should be up to and he MUST want company. So...she jumps out of the box. He has NO patience with her, tried to get her back to jump back in, but to no avail, so he turned off the lights and chased her to a corner. Then, he thot, well he would get on the computer. That wouldnt bother anyone. I have the baby blackbird I rescued in here by the puter. Well IT started hollering at him. Poor hubby, had quite the mornin it sounds like.

    So I get up, looked in the box this mornin, and there was only one chicken! lol Then I started callin for Fussy, and she was right there, must have just frozen for two hours there by the box, on top of the food bag. Poor dear. She looked a bit shocked! She kinda shook herself and followed me out the door. DH asked me.."Well, did you find your chicken this mornin...?"
    It was really pretty funny.

    I only have about three hours work left on the coop I think, so I guess I better quit procrastinating and get ON it.
  6. ann

    ann In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2007
    My husband doesn`t complain about all the chickens,he likes the fresh eggs and the chicken on the table.He only complains when I tell him I am going to get another LOL.He even told me that he missed the crows of the morning,once when when we were doing our monthly trip to st louis.
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    My husband has been very support of having chickens. He has never had animals other than a yippy dog his parents had when he was a kid, his own dog and a small caged bird. He had always lived in the city where pets where limited. Farm type animals never even thought of.

    It hasn't been hard to talk him into getting anything.

    As a matter of fact when I was pregnant he kept asking when are you going to get chicks? When are you going to get a goat? I had to keep putting him off because at 40 and pg I was too tired to have to care for animals. LOL

    We are now looking at goats and may end up with 4 or 5. Plus we are in the planning stages of raising of 2 pigs for our freezer. LOL

    He just can't seem to get enough!

    We have 1 dog, 1 cat, 6 guineas, 2 turkeys, 5 polish, 4 black silkies, 4 buff orpingtons, 3 white wyandottes, 4 black jersey giants, 4 barred rocks, 3 partridge rocks, 4 buttercups, 4 rhode island reds, 8 cuckoo marans. The list keeps growing.

    He has his eye on those pheonix roosters - so maybe we'll find some of those hatching eggs and see how he likes them.

    He also is thrilled with the idea of a mule but I have asked him to wait until he is ready to retire to think about large animals.
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    According to my DH, YES!!!
    Two chickens is too many.
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    My g/f cant put up with my chickens and she is from NC in the country no less. Her grandma has over 600 cows and over 20 chickens. She says to me "I am trying to get away from the country but with you chickens I cant." She has dealt with them since I hatched them in november. She is forcing me to sell them but I weezled my way to keep 2 or 3 [​IMG]
  10. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    Depends on the kind of chicks? Its safer to have the feathered kind. Plus, liking the Dixie Chicks is grounds for divorce in some parts of the country. If having too many was grounds for divorce, my lovely wife would have kicked me out long ago.
    As it is, I have only spent four or five nights in the chicken house, or as I call it Che' Poultre' Le Poultre' Chalet, in our 20 years of marriage.

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