FREE TO GOOD HOME: 3 year old boy...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,381
    37
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I could just strangle my little boy right now. I decided to take a nap with him this afternoon. When I wake up, my dad is yelling at me that my son killed my baby chicken!! He also said that the top of my bator wasn't on straight [​IMG] . I looked, and the baby chick is not dead, but it is not walking, or peeping. Just laying around. The other baby that is in the bator hatching, has half it's shell MISSING, no where to be found!! I could just kill him!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    [​IMG]

    I feel your pain.... I'm sorry. [​IMG]
     
  3. Shogun99

    Shogun99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    171
    1
    121
    Aug 20, 2008
    Las Cruces, NM
    Kids are just like puppies...they require firm discipline, the occasional time out, frequent treats, and when they're REALLY bad...a swat combined with a time-out.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

    998
    1
    151
    May 11, 2008
    San Diego
    Peaceful thoughts now. It is just in the nature of little ones. It is sad, but it will be a funny story one day.

    A friend's mother tells this story. Her son had a squeeky toy that was shaped like a small dog and loved that toy. One day she and her small son went to visit a family friend. There was a darlingl little dog and he and the child were getting on just fine. The two ladies sat in the kitchen chatting while the small boy went out to play. After a while the small boy, named Earl, came into the kitchen carrying the dog and saying - "it won't squeek anymore!"

    Luckily the dog did survive but was never quite the same. Earl grew into a fine young man and is now a Methodist minister in Escondido, California.

    But his mom loved telling that story about her son we lovingly knew as EWG.

    When my boys were small, and I needed a nap because I was pregnant with my DD, I would take them into their room with snacks and sippy cups. Then I would make myself a little bed right infront of the door. They played, I napped, and the world was safe.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    35,112
    126
    458
    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    um..i may be interested...is he potty trained?...[​IMG]..[​IMG]....i'm very sorry to hear about the baby chicken!...they are little rug rats at that age!!..[​IMG]...good luck, Wendy
     
  6. cyanne

    cyanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    512
    1
    139
    May 19, 2008
    Cedar Creek, TX
    This is just one of the many reasons why my DH and I have never given in to the pressure from our families to reproduce. [​IMG]
     
  7. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Oh I'm so sorry, hope the chicks come out all right in the long run. It's hard right now for sure, but try and keep in mind that a chicken is just with you for a few years and your son is the one that will be there to help you with the grocery shopping and everything else when your old. Some day you will tell him again about this while he has a child of 2, and he will have the same frustrations.
     
  8. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    9,572
    376
    326
    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    I sympathize. I always said I wouldn't take a million dollars for any of my sons and I would pay a nickel for another one.
     
  9. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,410
    21
    201
    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    Ooooohhh, so sorry!

    I agree with everyone else thus far!
     
  10. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    1,796
    42
    181
    Jan 20, 2008
    Sooooo glad my SO got "fixed." [​IMG] I won't let friends' children near my animals without supervision, I don't care how "darling" their parents think they are [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by