Hi, my name is Marye and I'm a chickenaholic

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by hipmarye, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. hipmarye

    hipmarye Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    I have never cared much for birds, but when my 7 year old ask if he could raise a couple of chickens my dh and I thought, "sure, why not, it could be very educational and he would have to be responsible for them, not us," Our 10 year old said she wanted several too so we ended up with 6 day old chickens from a fellow homeschooler. That was 6 months ago. The agreement was that we could return in cockerels since we couldn't have them in town. Well, 3 of them ended up being males so now I find myself ordering more so that the children will have and equal number. I restrained myself to only getting 7. What am I crazy? Now we're going to have 10 and honestly there are a number of others I'd like to order. Help! I'm hooked and I can't stop myself.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Well, Marye, you're in good company here. And you wont beat that addiction by hanging around us! [​IMG]
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Welcome, Marye.
    My name is Lori and I am also a chickenaholic.

    And I'm turning my DH into an enabler. We're thinking of taking the swingset away from the kids to build a bigger chicken run...
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2007
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Chickens are not just mere birds, they are THE bird. You can never have too many LOL!!!
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Welcome to the Looney Boat, kiddo. Get used to it, you're stuck now. Grab an oar and start pulling.
  6. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Songster

    Jun 29, 2007
    central KY
    Now everybody at once, "Hello Marye!"[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    lol Marye...you're in good company. Never in my life did I think chickens would be so addicting...or that I'd spend my free time talking about them. [​IMG]
  8. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Welcome to the group Marye! I too am a chickenaholic and like wegotchickens my DH is also an enabler, but mine is also a supplier and builder. But, he will at times pull me aside if I he believes I have gone to far. [​IMG]
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Hi Marye.....I too am a chickenholic...My DH is also an enabler. What started as " I only want 6 or 7 for eggs, just for us 2" Has so far, in 2 years, grown to 65 birds.....6 coops, 2 holding pens...and now Turkeys!! Woohoo!! what a rollercoaster ride!! I LOVE IT!
  10. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Definately feeling your 'pain' Mary!

    Oh, and 'wegotchickens' - how about turning the kids swingset INTO a coop??? I've seen some of those around here on the website.

    My kids' neglected playhouse/slide/swingset is looking more and more like a chicken coop to me all the time. You know like in cartoons when the cat is really hungry, and he sees tweety bird, except it's not tweety, but a roasted tweety??



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