My husband is being a jerk about my chickens...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by hoosierhen, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. hoosierhen

    hoosierhen Songster

    Sep 26, 2007
    I have a lame chicken that I have been keeping in abig dog crate in our garage. She is so sweet and loveable, but right now can't be with the flock because she is limping and needs to lay down frequently. She has a companion with her for company. They are my 2 EE hens.

    Anyway, yesterday I come home from work, my dh has the garage bay wide open, his stereo blasting, the sun is shining on the crate (thankfully I had it covered on that side so they didn't fry!) and he starts complaining about the chickens being in the garage, the pine shavings that they kick out of the cage, the extra chicken supplies taking up space, etc... The man is so self centered!#*&##

    To keep the peace, I moved the crate into the main coop, but the temp out there is not steady like in the garage, and I worry that all the other chicken activity will make the caged chickens anxious.
    I tried splinting my girl's foot but it lasted about 10 minutes. I didn't want to put tape on her skin so wrapped it in gauze and then applied the splint and then tape. I don't know what to do at this point. I guess if she doesn't get better soon, I'll have to use the $$ from our tax return to build her her own little coop and run right near the house!
    Well at this point I'm just rambling, so I'll shut up. But, at this very moment in time, I'd rather keep the chickens and get rid of THAT MAN!
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Give him the alternative, garage, or new coop!
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Im so sorry your Dh is being that way. Mine gets that way too. The main coops are attached to " HIS" shop and I store all the feed in there. He sometimes complains about it, and I quickly respond by saying... I would put them in the barn...if YOU would run electric, water out there, and put in a new floor. Then remind him how hard it would be to get the holiday decorations from the top of the barn, with chickens in there. Shuts him right up. But, we are building a new coop this get them " Out if HIS shop" Whats wrong with your hens foot? Is it something curable? I hope she gets better soon. Maybe you can build a small Hospital pen. I have one..and it has been great to have. If you need help with her...hope I can help ya out. Let me know. I am in 47223 zip. Close??
  4. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    Men can be self-centered. Sorry, you got one of those! :aww Sometimes you just have to put your foot down and tell him too bad, quit being a baby and grow up. It's your house too, your garage too so tough luck hun! You got to do what's best for the chicken and it won't be forever. Good Luck!!
  5. OurLittleFarm

    OurLittleFarm In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2008
    South Western PA
    When mine starts whining about his space being infringed upon I start tossing the stuff he leaves on my kitchen table, counters, washer and dryer out into the yard. At that point he shuts up.
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Yup that always works for me too!
  7. chicktasticvt

    chicktasticvt Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Bennington, VT
    I have one of those too, I just remind him of all his expensive toys, like the $2,000.00 flat screen tv, GH3, ATV, Snowmobile etc..... then give him the option of cleaning the house, doing the dishes, laundry........he becomes very quiet after that, Iwonder why? [​IMG]
  8. silkhope

    silkhope Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    Pittsboro, NC
    Yep, I tell my DH it's either inside the garage or inside the house, pick one!! We have three brooders in the garage currently and I had my sick rooster in there too Friday night... he never said a word [​IMG]
  9. amystours

    amystours Songster

    Feb 23, 2008
    Alexandria, Louisiana
    When I brought my first batch of biddies home, I didn't even tell him beforehand....needless to say, he hit the roof.

    Here it is about three months later, and he's really enjoying them, although not quite as much as me! I even made him a trade: if he would build my coop and run for me, I would buy him a Wii. So immediately, he gets to building, and we now have a wii!

    Some time back, some of my chickens came up missing, and I had caught my dog with one in his mouth, so naturally, I thought the dog had eaten them...turns out, they were nearby, but I didn't discover this till AFTER I bought some more! Hubby still thinks I bamboozled him on that one.

    Yeah, mine can be a jerk, too, I just tell him to get over it. Love me, love my animals. (see siggy)
  10. hoosierhen

    hoosierhen Songster

    Sep 26, 2007
    I told him if things don't work out in the coop, then it's back to the garage.
    justusnak, I'm not sure what is wrong with her foot. She started limping a couple of weeks ago. It got better, with only a little limp-but after returning her to the main coop and pen, after a few days she was much worse laying down alot etc... There are no visible signs of injury. I think she may have a bad sprain or broken toe. She is eating, drinking, and laying well. She doesn't appear to be in much discomfort- I did add some aspirin to her water for a few days. The weird thing is, now my other EE is limping ever so slightly. I wonder if it could be something genetic?? I got both of them last Sept. from Meyer hatchery. Until now, everything has been fine.
    I live outside of Marion, in Grant County.

    Thanks everyone for your advice/support where hubby is concerned.

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