Ok Wife thinks I have gone completey batty!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by djackjr, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. djackjr

    djackjr Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    Graham Wa.
    After planning everything I finally told the wife what I was up to... On building a coop and getting some chickens. She said I am completly on my own on this one [​IMG]... Oh and no Roosters!!! Cannot have em anyways because of covenants but hey with that answer Roos are out.....[​IMG]

    Anyways her first question was who feeds em and gets the eggs when we go on vacations....I um did not have a great answer for that one, any help????
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Do you have a neighbor that could pop in and feed/collect eggs once a day, or even every other?
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Our next door neighbor stops in once in the morning to let them out of the coop and into the run, and once in the evening to lock them back up into the coop again. Food and water are left full in the coop all the time.
  4. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Quote:Who needs a vacation, you will have entertainment right in your own backyard!!!! Neighbors are a great help or one of the 4-H or FFA kids in your area are always looking to make an extra buck for going to an event.
  5. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    I will be surprised if she does NOT get involved. [​IMG]
    You can't help it.. they win you over!

    Yeah, neighbors will usually help with the feeding and the egg gathering. Collecting eggs is SO COOL! Especially if you have not got chickens.
  6. djackjr

    djackjr Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    Graham Wa.
    Hmm do have a handy man that does yard work for me probably can get him to check on chickens. Oh and the part where my wife would get involved. NEVER HAPPEN LOL..She is so not a animal person!!! Although she does love my Macaw Parrot....[​IMG]

    Hey on my RV vacations wonder if the wife would allow the chickens to come along after all we take the parrot with us... AHAHAHAHAHA....I crack myself up.

    Ok don't get me wrong my wife is great she agreed to move to the country...which was hard for her. We did move in a development with covenants so everything has to be a certain way, including my chickens lol...Oh and the grandkids are getting older so I have two grandsons all ready excited to muck out the coop....boy I remember that as a kid YUCK
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2008
  7. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    LOL evil confession time here. I hope to get my chickens before the summer so I can use them as a reason not to go to CA on vacation. I could name a list of things I would rather spend money and time on. I don't hate vacations, I just don't want to go to CA.
  8. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Give it a short, very short time and you will catch her coming out of the coop w/ eggs or something. She will get involved, for sure.
  9. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I agree. She will totally end up involved. Even if she sneaks and does it behind your back. LOL!

    You can't help but love these critters....My ideal vacation would be sitting back at the barn all day!!
  10. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    I always thought the best chicken was one I was eating. Hated them (had a bad experience as a child)...right up until my son suggested raising them! We now have (in 6 weeks) gotten 56 chickens, 6 guineas and 2 ducks and I absolutely love every one of them! Don't give up hope, she will come around!

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