Hoping For Chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lilelfengurl, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Lilelfengurl

    Lilelfengurl Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm Hoping for chicks...




    I have mom partly onboard. Now for the tuff one. Dad. He would say:
    "Chickens are food, not pets."
    "They will poop on my tractor"
    "NO!"


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    Any advice for how to get a yes out of him?
    He will still want them for poultry. Can anyone relate and say how they get around it?
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Maybe let them be poultry and feed him breakfast daily. Everyone in the family will eventually look at them as pets to some degree.
    Mine don't get on the tractor.
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Tell him what a good lesson in responsibility it is and how you will do all the work. Provide the family with eggs! Mine don't poop on anything but the ground.
     
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  4. Lilelfengurl

    Lilelfengurl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys! I'll tell him. I'm going to bring it on slowly though because he won't say yes if I just say, "Hey dad! I want chickens!"
    [​IMG]Oh well. I'm going to make him eggs and ask him how good fresh eggs would be as his morning breakfast... I hope it works!!!!

    If I do get chickens, I need to be able to now everything I can about the caring and raising of chicks and chickens. [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Let them be both food and pets. Get some bantams/layers and some meat birds - just don't name the meat birds.
     
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  6. Lilelfengurl

    Lilelfengurl Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks! I'm an animal lover so I'm trying to find ways for this not to be hard for me. [​IMG]
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck talking to your Dad. Fingers crossed for you :)
     
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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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