I'm not getting anything done!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CodyChristine, May 13, 2008.

  1. CodyChristine

    CodyChristine Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, first time chickie mama here....and my house is a serious mess! [​IMG] I can't get anything done! I find myself going to check on the chicks and standing there for 20 minutes or so playing with them, watching them, laughing at them, etc. They are so darn cute and fun to watch!! I kept reading about this "addiction" thing and I'm afraid I caught it! [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are cute little bundles of fluff, aren't they? [​IMG]
     
  3. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should come with a warning label! [​IMG]
     
  4. CodyChristine

    CodyChristine Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:You hit the nail on the head there! They are in my laundry room so needless to say, I'm all caught up on the laundry for the first time in weeks! lol
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Just wanted to say Welcome to the Madness! [​IMG]


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  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I've found the same thing happening. I decided to get chickens for eggs but never expected to really enjoy just sitting and watching them!
     
  7. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not getting anything done, either! All my normal tasks are falling by the wayside because of my beloved chicks!! It bugs me.....but I can't stop checking my birdy babies. [​IMG]

    Not only am I not getting things done, but I 'm also not getting much sleep. I wake up in the night once to check them(even though they live in a room upstairs in my house for now!), and I always feel compelled to clean the brooders at bedtime when they need cleaning. Then, of course, because all my chicks are so spoiled, I have to pick up and cuddle each one of them. There's 18 chicks, 4 ducks, 2 geese. You can imagine how long that takes. *-*

    It's like an addiction/compulsion. I think it's because you are raising these tiny, sweet creatures from their first days of life. I know I feel very maternal and protective about my birds. I thhink it's probably natural when you bond so closely with such helpless, endearing creatures.
     
  8. pookiethebear

    pookiethebear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Add me to the list as well! We had to build a bigger brooder in the basement for the girls and I now feel that they are being neglected because they are no longer just in the back bedroom / easy access. I do sit with them a lot but not as much as I did. We have to get the coop built so we can enjoy them more!
     
  9. HenMamma

    HenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am the same way. Last night during a commercial break I went to check on my babies. DH came down a little later and said the show was over. 20 min had gone by! You just get lost in the cuteness.
     
  10. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also end up cleaning the brooders right before I should be going to bed! I go in to check on them and put them to "bed" for the night, and I end up cleaning the brooders, hand-feeding them for a few minutes, cooing at the smaller babies, and such. By the time I get to bed, I am exausted, but I just can't help myself!!
     

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