out of control

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by addicted2chics, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. addicted2chics

    addicted2chics Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife and I bought a house about 2 years ago. She wanted a house with a little land, so she coukd have a few animals. So we bought a house and 5 acres. When we moved in we had a dog, a cat and a scarlet macaw. Since we had a bigger house, we a cockatiel, as I love birds. Soon after, we had 4 more cockatiels given to us. My daughter came home with a snake. Then we realized it was an 80 mile round trip to buy feeder mice. So she bought mice so she could raise her own feeder mice. Then my boys got 2 labs, one black and one yellow. I told the kids NO MORE. Thats when my wife started asking for a few chickens. Said she just wanted a few. I figured a few chickens would be nice. So I built her a small chicken coop about 15 by 30 with a 5 x 10 hen house. She purchased 5 chickens from the feed store and a few from a friend. That was mothers day 2013 and thats when the trouble started. I did not know chickens were addicting. Since then, my wife has bought about 10 chickens. 10 plus the origional 5 would make us 15 rite. Well it would have been if I had not got addicted. We now have over 70 chickens, I have expanded the coop and built 3 more. Have a dozen or so free rangers because I am out of coop space. Bought a donkey to protect the free ranger chickens. Told myself no more chickens. I had to do something to do with chickens. So I looked up on here and built my own incubator. Well, what do you do with a new incubator, thats rite, you have to try it out. So I try mine out, not with a couple eggs. 60 eggs is what I started with. They are due on the 30th and have alread had over 20 to hatch. Now, I have no room for my new chics so I have to build yet another couple coops and cages for the7 rabbits I bought at the chicken swap. I just got done building a pen for the goat we bought at the swap. I just cant seem to stop myself, need help.
     
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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I keep rescuing . . . And rescuing . . . And rescuing . . .

    I rescued a skinny horse .....
    A puppy no body wanted......
    A dog someone couldn't keep.....
    A dog from a crack head.....
    A cat from a dumpster. .....

    I guess we are in the same boat. .......
     
  3. TNchickies

    TNchickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 rabbits, 11 chickens, and 1 cat. But Bunnies will probably come in the spring so we had better say about a dozen or more rabbits, and no doubt chicks will come in spring too, so at least a dozen or two MORE chicks. LOL. Addicted to God's creatures, yep, i would say that. [​IMG]HAHAHA.
     
  4. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought we had a zoo!!! -Yorkshire Terrier, 10 chickens, sugar glider, budgie, and Roborovski hamster. [​IMG]
     
  5. TNchickies

    TNchickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! :) [​IMG] i know exactly what ya mean.
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I only mentioned the ones I have rescued. .. :)

    I also have chickens, another horse, a corn snake, a tank full of guppies and mosquito fish in the horse water tank.

    My chicken breeds: barred rocks, delawares, RIR, EE, leghorns, sex links and my favorite Araucanas.

    AND 2 INCUBATORS (which I intend to fire up as soon as I get home from my vacation)
     
  7. jorey

    jorey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im so glad its not just me. Everyone in my family thinks I'm crazy. I'm sorry but they bring me peace and help my depression. I have 5 dogs , 3 cats and a lovebird in the house. 2 mini horses, a nigerian dwarf goat, 3 outside cats, 2 african geese 4 ducks and 20 chixkens. Then I also work on a farm with chickens, cows, horses, hogs and breeding fila mastiffs. That's my relaxing job. Lol. I draw blood as the bill paying job.
     
  8. NammasChicks

    NammasChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    oh my! Never a dull moment, that's for sure. :)
     
  9. jorey

    jorey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never a dull moment and I love every second of it. ;)
     
  10. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rescue goat has cured me of ever wanting goats again. She is the most ill behaved creature on my farm. Does not care a lick that we saved her from slaughter, really acts like a spoiled brat, but maybe she is LOL!
     

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