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My Chickens are my babies!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dorenek, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. dorenek

    dorenek In the Brooder

    Jul 4, 2008
    Eastern Oregon
    So, the neighbor dog came over and worked his way into the scratching yard freaking out all of my chickens and scattering them hither and yon (apparently they're due for a wing clipping!). At one point I was down to two chickens in the house (meaning I had five on the run somewhere)! Of course, I immediately called my husband who was working 10 hrs away and complained as I searched the yard. He tried to calm me down but I was having none of it!!! When I realized the chickens could get out thru the fence I immediately called a co-worker of my husband's (who is working locally) and asked him to bring me out some more fencing to correct the situation. This sounds logical, doesn't it? Of course I cried like a baby what else could the poor man do but comply? I grew my Australorps from itty bitty babies, for goodness sake! Later when my husband was home for his time off he got together with the guys and they got a good chuckle out of my chicken obsession! My husband always says that he swears I'd have him installing insulation and sheet rock in the hen house if I could. He's right, you know. I love my babies. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008

  2. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    Isn't it amazing how much you come to care for these things. I watch the chickens now and remember just how tiny they were. I a amazed that I am so proud of how they are growing and becoming so beautiful. Who would have thought you would get excited over a chickens first egg. lol

    I LOVE COCHINS ChochieChochieCoo

    Feb 10, 2008
    Quote:[​IMG] I love my chicken too [​IMG] !!! Here on the BYC you will find others just like you and I. [​IMG] My new coop has insulation and other goodies too! [​IMG] My coop isn't just for my birds, it's for me too!!
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Quote:I was going to make some snarky comment about chicken babies and so on. But since there is a heathen dog involved, well... it's alright then. Dogs and chickens should be kept as far apart as possible. Little worthwhile good can come of their meeting.

    May I suggest you erect an electric fence between them, and give Fido something to really think about? [​IMG]
  6. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

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  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008

  8. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Songster

    May 5, 2009
    [​IMG] from S. AZ!
  9. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    [​IMG] from North Carolina![​IMG]
  10. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

    Jan 29, 2007
    [​IMG] At the start of my chicken habit I installed an air conditioner in their large coop for the hot summer months. I did remove it once it got clogged with dust though. [​IMG]

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