How did you convince your spouses/ roommates?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenkate, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. chickenkate

    chickenkate Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2009
    East coast
    I am having a hard time convincing mine, even though I've said I'll take complete care of them, they will save factory chickens, and will make fresh, chemical-free eggs, saving money! I need some advice! [​IMG]
  2. Galloloco

    Galloloco Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 15, 2008
    I told the wife it would be a cheaper solution for my midlife crisis than a Harley
  3. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008
    I was the one that needed convincing......

    I consider myself convinced! [​IMG]
  4. FlewTheCoop

    FlewTheCoop Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 14, 2009
    I wish you luck. [​IMG] I didn't really have to convince my husband...he just laughed and said something about a "mid-life crisis." haha! What you need to do is get the other person (your spouse or your roommate) to list all the negatives. Then you counter each negative with a positive or neutralize it by explaining how you'll handle it. There can't be that many negatives. You've covered the most obvious ones...add that you'll keep on top of the cleaning, thereby eliminating most of the unpleasantness of living near chickens.


    I hope you're the winner!
  5. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Cottage Grove, OR
    It really didn't take much. If I get many more, then I'll need help convincing!!

    My wife is all for it but I think the main reason is, she wanted alpacas and we now have 16. My 21 chickens are nothing compared to her alpacas!! [​IMG]

  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Honestly I am not sure how it happened. When I married DH and moved to his place in the country, I asked for chickens. He said no. That was it, no! Well one day about a year later he said, Lets go pick out some chickens! The next thing I knew he had built a "Chicken Palace". Now 1 year later we have twice the amount we started with and he has built me 2 incubators! We have 7 in the brooders and more in the bator!

    Good luck!
  7. cimarron

    cimarron Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2008
    Central Tejas
    Chickens are easy and awesome...what's the hang up with your spouse? i mean if you take care of them, they're yours.

    you could make a deal with them, trade for some thing the spouse wants that you're not that into. Really. They'll like the chickens. Show them these posts!

  8. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    Estacada, OR
    Ask for something way bigger like a diamond ring or a Buffalo. Then tell him you will settle for chckens. If he loves eggs, then purchase some farm fresh eggs from someone local and make him some great eggs. Then tell him that is what he is missing. [​IMG]
  9. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
  10. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2008
    Big Sur, CA
    I always use that: you get something i get get a video game I get an incubator....if that doesn't work, cry [​IMG] I went from ok, 6 chickens to ok, well if you make room for them you can get them...[​IMG]

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