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Newbie who may be in BIG trouble!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Maizy, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Maizy

    Maizy Hatching

    Jun 25, 2010
    Hi, I've been lurking for a few days and felt it was time to jump in. This site is great. Everything you need to know about a chicken is here. I'll give you a little info about our set-up and maybe you can tell me how much trouble I'm in. About two months ago, after the Martha Stewart Show featuring MyPetChicken, my wife decided she wanted some chickens on the farm. She asked me to build her a coop for three chickens. Well, I'm nobody's fool and I know that three chickens will turn into many more in a short time so I built a coop that would comfortably house about twentyfive birds. I then constructed a 16'x16' totally enclosed run for her. So far, so good. She then ordered her chicks. Eight of them (see what I mean). Then she picked up four Guinea keets. At this point she swears that she doesn't want any more, she's very happy with what she has. Then, I look around at the birds and, as pretty as they are, I start thinking that this place needs is a Silkie or two because all of the other birds look "normal". My wife said "No, I like what we have now". What? I couldn't believe my ears. I mean, come on, you have to have a Silkie or two. Finally she says "Go ahead, I guess it will be OK". Here's where it starts getting ugly. My wife is out of town for a week and I finally located some silkies. I have my mind made up to get some buff colored ones. Before I even leave the house, I know I'm going to push my luck and get four of them. I convince myself that I'll be able to smooth it over with her. When I go to the place with the Silkies, I realized that I wasn't clear that I was looking for Buffs that were about three months old. She didn't have any. What she did have were Buff chicks ranging in age from one to three weeks old. So, I said "Let's take a look at what you have". That's when the room began to spin. Fever, chills, the shakes, you name it. I must have blacked out or something. That's the only explanation I can think of because when I got back in the truck, I realized that I had one black, one splash and five buff Silkies sitting in the carrier next to me. I'm pretty sure that I'll be in trouble with my wife when she returns. The only question is.......How much trouble??
  2. andbab

    andbab Songster

    Not much those silkie chicks are pretty darn cute. Wish my hubby would bring home critters.
  3. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

    Apr 1, 2007
    N. Carolina
    Be careful housing Guineas and silkies together. I hear over and over how aggressive they are to silkies when they get older.
    Other than that....I think your wife will be happy you got the silkies! What state are you in? And have you stopped spinning? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Maizy

    Maizy Hatching

    Jun 25, 2010
    I'm in Wisconsin. I did stop spinning but then I started sweating. It's like when you're a little kid and you know you did something wrong and you're waiting for your parents to find out.
    I'll be very careful with the Guineas although the four we have show no agression towards the chickens at all. It will be a while before the Silkies go into the big pen, they're sooo tiny!!
  5. leahthor

    leahthor Chirping

    Jun 24, 2010
    Northwestern Alberta
    Ok, if I were you I would take 2 of the silkies when your wife comes home and place them in her hands BEFORE you mention that you bought 6! Let her get all maternal on their fuzzy butts and when she's in the throes of "oh how darn cute!" then quickly and quietly mention that you bought more than you meant to.

    If my hubby did this I know it would work on me![​IMG]
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    The silkies are going to kill and eat the other birds so after a few days you'll be back to your original number.
  7. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Quote:Bad PC! Now say you are sorry.
  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Quote:Bad PC, go to your coop.
  9. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Quote:LOL! I just spit out cracker all over the computer. Please give a warning next time PC!
  10. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Um can you talk to my hubby PLEASE [​IMG]

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