Evil Evil Stepfather *grumbles*

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by LittleYellowOne, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Gah! Pretty much the title explains it all... I requested an incubator for Xmas because I really really wanna have chickens other than little Blackie, and I thought it would be fun to hatch out my own! My mother stated that Blackie could be the only house-chicken and that was fine with me; I'd get a tractor or something, and would keep my chickens outside.

    My mother informed me today that my stepdad refuses to let me keep chickens outside. I was flabbergasted at first; what was his reason? I mean we live on a farm and everything, so what on Earth could be the wrench in my plan?

    My mother continued...

    He informed my mother that he did not think it was safe for the chickens to be outside, even in a secure run or tractor, so I wasn't allowed to get any... [​IMG] I'm allowed ONE more chicken, that will be allowed to live in the house with Blackie (in it's own cage of course), and that's it. [​IMG]

    My mother does not expect that he will budge, so now I have to decide on breed and gender (it has to be a bantam; I'm also worried that if it's a pullet, Blackie will never be allowed to be out around her for fear of him overbreeding her, or if it's a cockerel they'll fight...)

    ...and where in the heck I'm going to be able to get a lone chick is beyond me...
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2008
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I'm thinkin your step father has no clue about chickens. [​IMG]
  3. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    uhh if you got the right shelter for them they would be fine. Why would he care so much they would be your birds, and keeping them outside is cleaner than inside...I know.
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Yes! Listen to Tira, she has hers in the basement.... I ahve 4 5 week olds in the laundry room and it is soooo dusty!!!!
  5. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Quote:you've exposed me!!! [​IMG] actually I've already told people that lets just see if they remember, boy I can type fast now. I can be yappy fingers 2.
  6. He doesn't know anything, but he absolutely adores little Blackie to pieces, and I think that's part of the problem. He just doesn't think that anywhere outside would be safe enough for them, and wouldn't want anything bad to happen to them...

    It's funny, he was a real "tough" guy when he met my mom, fresh out of jail and everything, never had an animal in his life, and now my mom says we 'ruined' him. He positively loves animals, and all I can think is that he himself would be crushed if a critter got to my chickens.
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    i'm thinkin that you should be greatful that your parents LET you have ANY animals...espically a darn chicken in a house!...LOL...never mind 2 of them!..silly girl!..[​IMG]...enjoy what they let you have..Peace, Wendy
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Agreed redhen!!!! I think you need to educate the man that livestock LIKE to be outdoors!!!
  9. I am very grateful to my parents, I've been allowed every animal under the sun, and I only have Blackie because I ignored my mother when she said "no"~ I was just disappointed because they knew that this was my plan, I'd been talking about it for months, and all of a sudden he hits me with this out of the blue.

    I appreciate him overruling my mother and letting me keep another chicken in the house, but I am still a bit disappointed.

    Oh well, maybe now they'll budge and let me get a hairless rat like I've been begging for~
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Like I said, honey, he needs some education - bring him to BYC.... [​IMG]

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