How do you convince your significant/insignificant others?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kinnip, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    My BF has been taking this all in stride-- the goats, the chickens, now we're talking guineas and a turkey... So far, he's enjoying the animals, but I can't help but think there's a limit somewhere. I recently decided to adopt some more goats. they need a new home. In the same week, I was offered a pair of Mille Fleurs. I don't know that he would hit his limit if I took both, but I feel like I'm playing fast and loose with our relationship every time I bring something new into it. I'm also hoping that one of my girls goes broody, so I can stick delightful little surprises under her. [​IMG] I know some of you hatch-hatch-hatch! How do you make it popular with the rest of the household? [​IMG]
     
  2. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Say pretty please and bribe him with foot rubs. [​IMG] And make him goats milk ice cream. He looooves that! [​IMG]
     
  3. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I'm on board with the ice cream, but for foot rubs, I get Klingon targ for a pet! And he has to find and buy it!
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Well, sit them down and just ask...see what their responses are. The best way to get an answer is to talk it out [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep those lines of communication open. My husband was skeptical when i said i wanted "just two chickens". Then i hatched some silkies, and then some showgirls. Added some pullets, then some more. Along the line, though, i have rehomed ones that were not working out. He has hit his limit at times, and tells me so. But he seems to really love the big girls, our EE's and red stars. And he is currently working on a bigger pen for our big girls.

    Just make sure you tend and care for that significant other, at least as well as you care for your critters.
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    As soon as the animals produce more work than they produce enjoyment you may
    want to back off a bit.


    I'm no authority on this but my wife hasn't gotten mad yet. The other night
    I tried to convince her we had a new Spotted Bantam chick. It worked for
    a little while. It was really a quail. [​IMG]
     
  7. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Good advice all around. I wish he were more open when we talk about it. He just keeps saying that he can't tell me what to do.
     
  8. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Quote:Hmm, subterfuge? I like it. Those are just weird crows, honey. They got stuck in the run and I'm afraid to touch them.
     
  9. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    My wife enjoys the birds she does give me crap when i say this will be my last batch of eggs to incubate and then a month later i'm still putting eggs in the incubator. I also sell alot of my birds and eggs and i think that helps.
     
  10. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just make sure for everything I get, he gets something he wants. [​IMG]

    You want that new XBox honey? I was thinking about starting another breeding project..

    Hey, honey, I want these new Sumatra chickens. No, they aren't good for meat, they are more "ornamental".. Well, what do you want? [​IMG]

    I took him to a poultry sale, against his wish.. He doesn't care much for my animals.. Well, he surprised me when he walked up with a turkey poult and asked if I had some cash.. [​IMG] That's what I get for leaving him alone with Steve and Sharon(SandSPoultry) for two minutes [​IMG] .. Now we have three turkeys..

    It's all good.

    -Kim
     
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