My husand did NOT want chickens

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by piercesdesigns, May 10, 2011.

  1. piercesdesigns

    piercesdesigns Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 30, 2011
    My husband grew up living and working on a huge battery chicken egg production "farm". 52,000 chickens every X months. He really really did not want chickens.

    I finally wore him down and we now have 4 Buff Orps. He built them a beautiful chicken palace. Today he was home from work, and I was at work. All day he kept texting me.

    "Your chickens are running wild!" (He had them out free ranging.)

    "Just have to act like a chicken and the will come running!"

    "They are all running after a moth!"

    LOL Silly boy.
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Not sure where your from. My guess the U.K.

    However I'm glad he's seen that chickens are such great pets as well as utilitarian animals. Housing chickens in battery cages you lose a special demension of chickens.

    And Buff Orps are a good and friendly breed too.

    Happy For your

  3. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2009
    Southern Oregon Coast
    Yes it is amazing how soon the spouse is converted to the dark side! My wife was the same way and now they are all HER chickens!
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Actually, she's from North Carolina! Howdy, neighbor!

    My DH was not very enthusiastic about chickens - yesterday, he tenderly carried a chick out to be placed under a grumpy broody and then went back out after dark to make sure everyone was locked up where they were supposed to be. When asked, he still says they're YOUR chickens, though. [​IMG]
  5. piercesdesigns

    piercesdesigns Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 30, 2011
    He is so proud to tell everyone that we have chickens now. I came home from work today and there were 6 people in the backyard and he was showing them the coop and girls.
  6. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    Just last week my DH said that is my hen. Yep he loves my chickens too.

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