I’ve been chickmerized!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dr.Dale, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Dr.Dale

    Dr.Dale Songster

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    We got a batch of mixed variety Plymouth Rock chicks about two weeks ago. I stop in just to see if they are OK and find 10 minutes are gone. My wife walks by and looks in, and 15 minutes later remembers the dishes. My son looks over and forgets the cereal bowl in his hand for 5 min. Even the cat seems affected!

    Chickmerize: (verb) to mesmerize by chicks
     
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  2. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Yes! My latest obsession is quail, and I experience exactly the phenomenon you describe, as I have with chickens many times before.
     
  3. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

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    I thought there was a name for it! I get totally immersed with them suddenly my day has gone in a blink!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    Eggzactly :jumpy. The fascination continues....even now with nearly 5 year old hens and nearly 1 year old pullets, I am also a victim of Chickmerize :love
     
  5. Dr.Dale

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    I know in my head that I don’t need to check in on them as often as I do.

    But I just can’t help it!
     
  6. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Crossing the Road Barefoot

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    Be careful, the results of being chickmerized is chicken math ;)
     
  7. jeepgrrl

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    Lol! I thought it was just me that loses track of the time when I am checking on (really visiting) my girls. My hubby gets irritated because we will be getting ready to leave and I'll say "Just a sec, I need to check on the girls", and before I know it 20 minutes has passed and hubby's a hollerin' and telling me to hurry up! :gig
     
  8. CCUK

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    Just a minute...lottie just about to lay..
    .10min later...little handwarmer! Next..
     
  9. Dr.Dale

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    I don’t know if we are lucky or not that both me and my wife are susceptible. On the one hand we don’t get irritated with each other about it, but on the other hand there is nobody to snap us out of it!
     
  10. I'm so sorry that you have now come the realize the dangers of backyard chickens. We have all fallen prey of the first danger, the cuteness factor. :hit
     

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