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So dissapointed... no new chicks for me this year

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by unionwirewoman, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Kalispell , MT
    Just found out today I am being rotated to a different shop in Feb. The job Ill be going to is 120 miles away , so I won't be home 4 days a week .
    I was sooo looking forward to our usual chicks (about 50 meat birds ) and some new layers espcially since my BR fiona died . Now I can't even think about getting chicks since I have no one experienced enough to look after the babies . Our roomate will take care of the grown ups , cats horses etc. it really kinda put me in a bad mood .
    On the up side , the job I'm going to is the one my fiance' is running so I'll see him more and we'll save money . And just to let everyone know , we've worked together before for almost a year and had no problems with being together 24/7 .
    Guess I'll have to look in the local classifieds for free or cheap layers and a rooster . It seems like they're always advertising free chickens , but now that I want some , there are none ![​IMG]
  2. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Check your local freecycle group online. They are posted for quite regularly here in AR.
  3. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    I find that working with loved ones is only bad when communication is lacking and the aspects of the personal vs business relationships are not clearly outlined.

    When i dropped out of highschool I became a painter, and i worked as an apprentice with my father as my foreman for 5 years. We never had any problems.
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    It's a good thing you mentioned you and your fiancee had worked together before.

    I was thinking "RUN"!!!!

    If I had to work with my wife we'd be divorced in a week.
  5. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    I was thinking more along the lines of murder Purple Chicken!! Not sure who would kill who first but the 24/7 thing is way too much togetherness for me, lol!! Sounds like you must have worked out your issues with the stepdaughter to be UWW, or if you haven't, this job-forced separation from the homebase should help, right? Hope it all works out great for you, the new job locale, the new hubby, new chicks and the new kid [​IMG]
  6. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Well, I must be strange - or unique [​IMG] I've worked with my husband for the past 20+ years and have been married for 32 of those. We hardly ever argue, sometimes I piss him off, or vice versa, but that goes with the territory.

    We hang out together at home too!
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007

    If I worked with my Hubby - I'd be his boss within a week [​IMG] Divorced in about three......... and then I'd fire him!
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My husband and I have farmed together for the last 34+ years, which means we're pretty much together 24/7. Wouldn't have it any other way!!
  9. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Kalispell , MT
    It's so nice to hear that there are other people out there can work with their SO'and then come home and be able to spend time with them ! I was begining to think I was the only one ! Not saying we don't have our arguments , but everything gets worked out quickly and without yelling . Communication is a BIG factor in a relationship , and will either make or break it as time goes by . I always remember to bring my work attitude to work and leave it there . [​IMG]

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