I love him but I want to strangle him!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gritsar, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My SO is a pack rat and doesn't spend a dime extra if he doesn't have to. I think it's a sickness, he disagrees. I've come to terms with not having any storage space while we have cabinets filled with empty glass mayo jars 'just in case we want to start canning some day' [​IMG]
    I am drawing the line at freebie chickens though!
    Tonight he called me from work with his latest money-saving bright idea...he said if I want chickens I shouldn't waste all my time and energy researching the different breeds, nope. He'll just ask a neighbor that has commercial chicken houses to save us a few chicks the next time the trucks deliver them. *UGH* I patiently explained to him that I didn't want meat chickens, I want egg layers. He stated that the meat chickens from the commercial houses will lay eggs too; they are just never allowed to get old enough to do so in the commercial houses. Okay, so that didn't work. I patiently explained to him that I didn't want those brainless (sorry) creatures that are 'manufactured' at the commercial hatcheries to be someone's dinner and nothing else. He stated that chickens aren't the brightest creatures no matter what their purpose. Okay, so that didn't work. Finally, with a heavy sigh I explained to him that when I got to talkin to the people of the BYC boards and they asked me what breeds I had I didn't want to have to tell them that I got the WHATEVER FELL OFF THE BACK OF THE CHICKEN TRUCK breed. I think I've won the argument. [​IMG]
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    AND tell him the meat birds will die on him anyways so you'd be loosing out on money because you'd feed them tons of food and not get much in return becides bodies.
  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    yeah tell him a laying hen will give him breakfast for yrs to come and a meat bird will only feed him for one meal.
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Mayo jars are not the best for canning because they are not as good quality of jars as the canning jars. SO you can toss them with good conscience of saving your health.

    But before you toss them, have something of yours ready to fill the cupboard so he doesn't know anything is missing.
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Yep on the mayo jars. They aren't designed to handle the heat and pressure that canning puts them under. Toss them.
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Yup, ditto on the mayo jars...toss them out, and fill those shelves with "chicken related items" Like....maybe first aide stuff, for those "just in case" scenarios! Like "just in case you want to start canning" but " just in case a chicken gets injured" [​IMG] Bandages, toenail trimmers, scissors, medical tape,vasoline(for leg mites and large combed birds in the winter) antibiotic creams....and dont forget the various different feeders and waters LOL Maybe a BIG Incubator!!
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Ditto on the Mayo jars and the back of the Chicken Truck Chickens!!!!!!!!! :aww men! [​IMG] lol
  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    My MIL is a packrat. This is what you do. Next time he's out of town (send him somewhere, anywhere! for at least a weekend), rent one of those HUGE dumpsters. I'm talking the 30 foot long ones. Fill it up to the brim and have it hauled off before he gets home. $100 says it will be years before he figures out half that stuff is gone.
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    The minute I read this my first thought was the mayo jars are not made for home canning - throw them out. I see everyone else knows this, too. LOL

    My next thought was, oh, no, meat birds won't live long enough to lay.

    Everyone has already said what needs to be said.

    Perhaps you should print this out and hand it to him to read.

    Maybe that will help and you can get your choice of breed to raise and get those eggs!

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