It happened~ Baby Chicks and No Electricity

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by w8tn4fresheggs, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. w8tn4fresheggs

    w8tn4fresheggs Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    What was I thinking? It won't happen to me.

    (I hope I am putting this in the right section)

    It did happen. Five minutes before we were to leave for church on Sunday. A flash, a flicker and then everything is down. My chicks!! We are out in the country.

    My husband who says and acts like he doesn't care, helped me get them into the house from the garage. Of course there was no missing church.

    I put them into a small box so that they could keep each other warm. We left for church. I was a mess the whole time. They did fine. Were still warm when we got back.

    Came back and my wonderful 14 year old boy, said that he would hook up the inverter (that I bought him last year) and hooked it up to his tractor. Had the cord run into the house and connected the lamp. Walla. Except that it wouldn't run too long. He then switch it to dads car battery. Which lasted a lot longer. He was so proud of himself and so was I. The light worked most of the 6 1/2 hours.

    My husband also preceded to start the fireplace and kept it going and put their box near it to keep them warm. Just in case the lamp went out again.

    I was so amazed how this man acts like he doesn't care about them, yet stepped in to take care of them. He sat by them most of the 6 1/2 hours of having no electricity. I think his heart has turned.

    I didn't know it, but he had gotten up real early that morning to check on them and the temp had dipped. It was usually at 90, but went down to 80- 85. He told me, which was a surprise.

    That night we put them back out into the garage. It was going to dip a little bit in temp during the night. Just for extra cover also, I told him I would put a blanket over part of the brooder. I went to brush my teeth first before bed. Got a blanket and preceded to go take care of them.

    What a site, when I went into the garage and my husband was not only covering them up himself, checking the temp, but going on and on talking to them. It was quite the site.

    Who would have ever known that this man would do a complete turn around of not wanting them at all, to being totally devoted.

    I know he will be there for me and for his new girls and it is a wonderful feeling.

    Just wanted to share.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 23, 2007
  2. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    That's so sweet, I'm happy for ya ! Something about them baby chics [​IMG]

  3. Oh, that's a great story! Glad the 'boys' were there when it counted [​IMG]
    Good luck with your chicks.

  4. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    That is a great story!

    I, too, caught DH straying from the "I never even wanted chickens" attitude today. He'd been gone for about 36 hours straight at work and got home this afternoon. I had heard him drive up and after awhile, I was wondering what was taking so long for him to come inside. I looked out the window and saw his truck, but no DH in sight. Hmmmm. I walked outside and headed towards the coop, not really thinking I'd find him there, but sure enough - that's where he was. I couldn't believe he'd go visit the girls before coming inside to see me and the kids! Big Softy![​IMG]
  5. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007

    LOL, sometimes they crack me up. I, personally, love a sweet-hearted man. Never understood why they feel like they have to 'talk tough'.

    What sweet husbands!

    w8tn4babychicks, give your son an extra hug! Sounds like a terrific kid (and, obviously, a very bright one!).

  6. MarkR

    MarkR Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    Ivy, Virginia
    Hey now, we aren't all pigs. [​IMG]

  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    AAww, great story w8tn. Who could resist those fuzzy babies? Real men show affection for their chickies! Right, MarkR?
  8. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    LOL Mark! I KNOW you aren't!! I just never understood why men think women want them to ONLY act tough! My hubby is a big teddy bear, but he still 'pretends' to be an Alpha Male sometimes.

    w8tn4babychicks, what are all the babies up to now?
  9. MarkR

    MarkR Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    Ivy, Virginia

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