I'm so excited!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Queen of the Lilliputians, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hi everyone!

    I know you don't really know me yet, since I'm brand new:) but I just had to post this here, since I know you guys'll know how I feel.

    I practically had to twist my hubby's arm last night to get him to say ok to 3 chicks instead of 2. Well, the guys he works with (new job) apparently are all farmers also, and all by themselves they talked hubby into saying yes to 12!!!! WOOHOO!! AND rather than building a coop, one of them is giving us one (not sure how it'll be, but we can always recycle the materials to seriously cut costs), and a brooder box complete with light! I CAN'T WAIT! PLUS they said he HAS to have at least one rooster (previously vetoed), and that they would take any surplus off our hands if we end up with too many!!

    Cracks me up, I was just reading all of your amazing posts about incubating eggs (way too advanced for me, but something I'd love to do) and wishing I could try it sometime, but knowing we won't have the space for so many. Prob solved!![​IMG]
  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Welcome to chickenmania! I get mine in 6 wks or so. I can't wait either. I'll be doing all my prep work and such til they arrive. Good Luck and have fun!
  3. chickiepooh

    chickiepooh In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2007
    Otsego, Minnesota
    Welcome and congratulations on the chix! I know you will enjoy it here and all of your new chickens! I had to wait almost 10 years before the city finally approved chickens in my area. I am on 3 acres in a neighborhood surrounded by homes of 1 acre lots. Yippy! I can have 10 chickens per acre... no roosters, though. I have 17 lovely ladies and that is an amount that works well for me! [​IMG]
  4. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Songster

    Feb 26, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    So cool about the extra help convincing your DH. [​IMG] I am a little envious. How generous of them to offer to help get you started with a coop and brooder. Someone needs to send the Hubby to work with a few treats for them (cookies are always good)[​IMG].
  5. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    Welcome, your highness!! [​IMG] (Love it!)
    Congratulations on convincing your DH! I'm sure the bruises on his arm will heal up quickly!! [​IMG]
    What breed(s) are you thinking of getting?

    BTW, urbanhomesteader,
    "send the Hubby to work with a few treats for them (cookies are always good)" ? Too true, and yet so funny!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2007
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Good job on getting DH to agree to chickens. I got mine without the approval of mine and I'm still getting grief almost 4 years later...sigh....
  7. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Songster

    Mar 2, 2007
    Funny, isn't it, when WE as women come up with an idea which is totally idiotic, BUT when a MAN suggest the same exact idea, it's a GREAT one?? God love 'em. Congrat's on the additions to the plan, no matter how it came about!
  8. Jimagination

    Jimagination Songster

    Mar 17, 2007
    Lancaster, PA
    Wish my husband had someone who would convince him that the chicks are a great idea! Lucky! [​IMG]
  9. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    LOL! You are right, I'd better make some cookies!

    And these farmers have invited dh to bring us all to their farms, so we'll see what happens!

    And yes, men are funny about stuff... really. (No offense to anybody on here of course!!). My hubby can be a little old fashioned, and sometimes I think he just doesn't completely trust my opinion [​IMG]. Ah, well, they turned him around, so it all worked out ok!

    And the bruises are all small, and out of sight [​IMG] <hubby is actually 6'2", and I'm 5'2" so you can just imagine how much I hurt him!>

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