Had a BAD DAY.....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rare Feathers Farm, May 14, 2008.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Okay....so here's a list of what I dealt with yesterday when I got home:

    I drove down the driveway on the way home from work & immediately noticed piles of sticks? all over the place. It took me a minute or two to realize what I was looking at--it was the TWENTY FIVE trees we'd just planted on Sunday along the driveway! Almost every single one was ripped up, chewed upon and dried up in the driveway. Dern dog! [​IMG]

    So then I notice the dog is eating something...white and big. My first thought is MY SULTAN HEN!!! I check the coop & she's in there with an egg...so it's not her. I go over & see that it's an egg. But just not any old egg...it's a GOOSE egg. But where did it come from? I broke/feed the smelly ones to the chickens/ducks days before....I walk around the backside of the house & almost faint. There is a Priority box on my back porch which was carefully chewed/ripped open and yolk-filled bubble wrap strewn about the yard. NOT ONE of the FOUR SEBASTOPOL EGGS made it. I had completely spaced that I'd won a PRE-SALE auction in MARCH!! (Well, and the seller didn't call or email to let me know the eggs were coming now, either). Needless to say, I have learned that the post office will not replace eggs (even insured ones) that were eaten by a dog after they were left on the porch! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    So then I come into the house & the cats had knocked over the garbage & spread it all over the house.

    Then hubby gets home & says that they (the school district) is cutting TWO of coaching jobs for next year...which equates to a $4000+ income loss for next year (or about $350 per month we won't have). We're already stretched thin, as it is....[​IMG]
    So he told me that there is "no way" I can have my other coop right now...and we need to "cut down" on expenses. I already have one of my horses for sale, along with a set of tack & an additional saddle....

    Lastly, I awoke at 3am this morning to a completely dark house--one without any electricity!! I sprang up, raced to the spare bedroom (the two incubators in it), grabbed my flashlight & picked in. Incubator #1 was at 92.2 degrees. The other one, was at 91! Incubator #1 has swap eggs in it, due THIS WEEKEND Incubator #2 has two sebbie eggs, 8 blue muscovies and two chocolate muscovies. Argghh! I threw a blanket over the bators & within an hour, the power had come back on...so I was propped up against the wall in there, making sure the temps didn't get too high....

    So I just wanted to vent a little bit...

    That being said, once my PayPal balance has run out, I won't be getting any more eggs this year since I'll be forced to squeeze any new birds to my already cramped coop. [​IMG]

    I'll still offer my duck eggs for sale...


    ~Heather
     
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  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    so sorry you had such a rough day when you got home.
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] What a horrible day for you! I'm sorry!
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thanks...it's not been too much better today...LOL although I'm expecting it to be that way!
     
  5. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
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    Wow, that sounds like a really cruddy day, I hope the rest of the week starts looking up, [​IMG]
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thanks....I'm hoping it will get better....dog is in the kennel today, in case my sultan eggs show up! [​IMG]
     
  7. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Sounds like the cats and dog need a good "talking to" - especially the dog.
     
  8. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You poor baby, first the crappy shipping on the buttercup eggs now this?

    I hope everything starts to look up for you dear.

    :aww
     
  9. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thanks! How are all of your Brahmas doing? I got some eggs from Sandy (Tuffoldhen) and they look great...
     
  10. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :aww

    I'm sorry. I know those kinds of days. It will get better, I promise.
     

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