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It's official, I have crossed over to the dark side...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenkassai, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. jenkassai

    jenkassai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I am ready to admit, I have made the cross and do not regret it. First, this morning when I was putting one of my girls (Akita girl, not chick girl) in her kennel, I noticed a very, teeny, tiny toad. I mean, tiny. And I thought "Oh, I should put that in with the chicks, they would LOVE that!!". But I decided that might be cruel, and since I try to save the toads from the dogs, why should I sacrifice one to the chicks?? I knew they would love it, after they got over being terrified of it, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. What shocked me was that I even THOUGHT to do that!!!! Very unlike me!!!!

    Then, tonight, I was picking up the dust bathing bowl and box from their outdoor "playpen". They only go in that on the weekends when it's nice out and they can be out there for a while when I am home. As I dumped the box I thought "Well that was silly, I could have saved that dirt for future use." Again, not like me. So I carried the empty box, and the partially full giant dog bowl in the house, and thought...I should put the bowl in the brooder, which is in my...bedroom. I hate to admit it, but that is the only place that had space large enough for the brooder. And I thought "Mess be darn, they should be able to dust bathe if they want to, they enjoy it so much!" So, now I have a bowl of dirt in the brooder in my bedroom, and I'm sure there will be dirt all over the place when I get home tomorrow. Ah well, at least I will know they had a good time while I was gone [​IMG] I DID think to put it at the back side of the brooder where the "wall" is about 30" tall, so hopefully that will contain SOME of the mess!!!

    My husband asked me tonight (as I was browsing the forums on BYC), "Are you now 'all chickens, all the time'?" Why yes, yes I am...[​IMG]
     
  2. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    May the force be with you [​IMG]
     
  4. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so glad to know I'm not alone![​IMG]:thumbsup
     
  5. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband laughingly calls this website, "chicken porn.". He thinks I am addicted, so what, I don't have a problem, you don't have a problem, I see no chicken problem here.
     
  6. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're hilarous and I'm glad I'm not alone. A few years ago I had a poor little chick that ended up sleeping with me in my bed. [​IMG] Bless our husbands.

    And what is up with dogs and toads! Yesterday I "saved" a toad and no sooner did I turn around than my dog was chomping away!!! Totally gross and never saw her do that before. Yuck.
     
  7. chickyboomboom

    chickyboomboom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband laughingly calls this website, "chicken porn.". He thinks I am addicted, so what, I don't have a problem, you don't have a problem, I see no chicken problem here.

    My boyfriend refers to my time on BYC as "chicken nerding" [​IMG]
     
  9. bitbythechick

    bitbythechick Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I bought a larger tote which is what I've been using as a brooder with a heat lamp over the top, but I needed the bigger one as I wanted more time for the chicks to be in the house (studio with no full floor to ceiling walls) before I took them out to the small coop that is inside the big chicken coop out in the barn... [​IMG]
     
  10. redbudchix

    redbudchix Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. My husband calls it chicken porn too! We finally are set to close on our house next Tuesday. I told him..."be afraid...be very afraid" he asked if I was on my porn site...I said yes, and he better get ready! I have wanted chickens for forever, and I will finally be able to start the process. I have been lurking for months, learning something new every time I'm here. But, I can't go anywhere, if I'm not looking at everything and how it might fit into my chicken scheme. I'm chicken crazy, and don't even have any yet![​IMG]
     

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