It would not be as funny...if it were not true!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by paganfish, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. paganfish

    paganfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    I was talking to a friend on the phone the other day....who is thinking of getting chickens too.

    He asked me about the chickens and I, of course, went on and on about them! LOL!

    He, then asked if he needed a rooster for eggs. I explained that, no, he didn't need a rooster. The rooster would only be needed if he wants chicks. He said he did but didn't want to deal with the cock-a-doodle-do (I guess where he lives is less rural than here.) but that he does want for his (soon to be) chickens to rear their own chicks.

    However, he didn't think he needed a rooster for chicks...

    I waited...(silence)...he said, "Hello?" I THOUGHT HE WAS JOCKING! He was serious! OMG! I almost told him NOT to get chickens...PLEASE! [​IMG]

    I was a at a loss for words...but, gently explained the male/roo + female/hen = kids/chicks. We spoke for a bit more then hung up. Thankfully! I was befuddled! I think he was embarrassed.

    Though, in retrospect, I shouldn't have laughed out loud like that. [​IMG]
     
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  2. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does he think a woman can get pregnant w/o a man? [​IMG]
     
  3. paganfish

    paganfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Quote:LOL!

    I don't know...but, he is single! That should explain a lot, huh? OK. I am single too but jeepers creepers! How dumb can you be? Huh?

    It shouldn't have come as any surprise really since I had to explain to him that the chicken egg is a cycle thing like...what women go thru every 28 days only they do it every 25 hours. He was like, "WOW! I didn't know that's what it was! You mean to tell me...I am eating an aborted embryo?"

    Yikes!
     
  4. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, Maybe he figured you could get the stuff and artificially put it in like with just about anything else now a days. THen agains sometimes you just find a dense one. When it comes to farm animals most city people are pretty dense, expecially if they came from a large city. Wish him luck and at least he finally got a birds and bees lecture..lol Jenn
     
  5. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    I find it amazing how many people think you HAVE TO have a rooster to get eggs! [​IMG]

    I am asked all the time by people how I handle my rooster and the crowing with my neighbors.

    Your friend seems really confused..

    roo = eggs

    no roo = chicks??

    Interesting. [​IMG]
     
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  6. paganfish

    paganfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Quote:OH Man...you gone an opened a new can of worms! I didn't think of that! I don't know? It is interesting that they think one way about one thing and waaaaay out on left field about the other. Dunno? I really don't want to know either. Isn't that bad? LOL!

    Our Chicken raising conversations have been interesting...I think WHEN he does get his chickens, he will be OK. I just hope he WAITS a bit more and does some research. Or so I told him.

    Another thing I had to explain is that a hen lays an egg approximately every 25 hours at first then slows down as she gets older...blah, blah, blah. He thought ONE hen laid a CLUTCH of eggs in one sitting. "You know...like in the cartoons when the rooster sings to her?"

    Hoo BOY!
     
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  7. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly most men, and I count myself in that number, believe in "if all else fails read the directions". He will learn, but undoubtedly the hard way!
     
  8. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Another thing I had to explain is that a hen lays an egg approximately every 25 hours at first then slows down as she gets older...blah, blah, blah. He thought ONE hen laid a CLUTCH of eggs in one sitting. "You know...like in the cartoons when the rooster sings to her?"

    Hoo BOY!

    [​IMG] ROFLOL Oh that is a GREAT ONE!!!!

    Maybe a "Chickens for Dummies" book would be a perfect gift for him! [​IMG]
     
  9. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:Do they make that????!!!
    I gotta get one for my bro-in-law....
     
  10. paganfish

    paganfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Quote:[​IMG] ROFLOL Oh that is a GREAT ONE!!!!

    Maybe a "Chickens for Dummies" book would be a perfect gift for him! [​IMG]

    No doubt...like my subject title says : It would not be as funny...if it were not true!

    SO TRUE![​IMG]
     

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