I'm grounded from chickens :'(

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lil Chickie Mama, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apparently I spend too much time with my kids (chickens) as my DH has banned me from them until 5pm. I do understand as I'm supposed to be working, but 1-I'm bored, and 2-I'm addicted! I live on site so they are a little ways away but if I walk around I can see them. Boo. I miss my kids. [​IMG] "Hi babies, I can seeeeee yoooooooouuuuuuu!" <~~this is me every time I go outside. Does the obsession ever lessen, lol.
    P.S. Seriously, what DO non-chicken people fill their lives with?
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Can't you take a chick break like some take a smoke break?? Just like 10 minutes??? And what about your lunch break??? Heeheehee....[​IMG] I know I rush home during the week to check on my little flock [​IMG]
     
  3. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to but I got in trouble [​IMG] As for breaks...what are those? Part of my job here is to run the scale (big trucks) so I have to sit and weigh a bunch of trucks and try to cram all my paperwork and phone calls in when I can. Ahh, I love harvest! Today I have to wait until way after the 5:00 limit (it's 5:30 now) because we're still busy, but when DH left I spent about 5 minutes with them. Mostly I was rounding them up back into the coop as they were out and helping themselves to the cherry tomato bushes [​IMG] I would have let them have their fill but I have morning glory in between 2 of the bushes and didn't want to risk it. Of course though, I almost missed a customer who was in my office when I returned [​IMG]
     
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  4. yellowchickensmomma

    yellowchickensmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know your pain. My DH yaps about MY time I spend with my chickens. This is what I have to say about that//// [​IMG]
     
  5. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Upgrade your paperwork to the computer, and get a videocam hooked up in the coop -- so you can play it on your work screen?
     
  6. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Aw, that's criminal, banning you from chickens. Hmph.
     
  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate it when work interferes with fun stuff.....[​IMG]
     
  8. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my hubby felt the same way(felt I put the chickens above him and spent too much time with them) and among other reasons we began having marital problems(doing MUCH better now)... So, I sold and gave away my whole flock... Incubators, brooder, everything went...
    Now we are working it all out and we agreed on a few(9) hens only after he found out you don't need a roo for eggs... He was missing the fresh eggs and so was his family I think.
    What he(Non-chicken person) does for his hobby is watch collecting... He enjoys it and I even get a watch from him now n then.
     
  9. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh he's usually very nice about it all, doesn't want to hear about it anymore for the most part but very nice. I have to give him credit, he did listen to me ramble on about what kind of chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys I want to get next spring, and he did help me build some things. He's a keeper. But when you work for a family business everyone has to pull more than their share. It's 7:20 and I rounded up the chickens and put them to bed, so I saw them for a little bit but sure enough, a truck came right after so I didn't get to say much of a good night. I may have to set up a video cam for the chickes, that would be awesome!
     
  10. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DH doesn't get it either. I told him to give it a rest, it's my hobby and I enjoy it! Besides I told him, You have lots of hobbies--fishing, hunting quad riding, hiking, scuba diving.....I'm sure I missed a few and I only have the one! You know what he told me? I only have one hobby too.....I'm a Sportsman! Gotta love him, makes me laugh even when I want to smack him!

    I think the web cam is a great idea. You could get a (sort of) chicken fix and still not miss any trucks.
     

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