So Excited!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jimagination, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Jimagination

    Jimagination Songster

    Mar 17, 2007
    Lancaster, PA
    [​IMG] I am so excited! We ordered our chicks and they will be coming next week. We can not wait. Me and the boys, anyway. I have three, 7, 6 and 3 1/2. We keep looking at pics of what our
    Easter Egg/ Ameraucana will look like. I have wanted chickens since I was a little girl watching Little House on the Prairie and the Waltons. And have researched it for 5 years and tried to talk my husband into it. He has been with me since we were 14 and 15, so he knew how much I wanted them. Still no budge. So last week, I text messaged him- "Warning...I am ordering my chicks today!" Still he is not happy, but dealing with it after quizzing me on what, how, when, etc on chicks. Told him I was educated on the whole thing and thought it out. Now he is a little less upset. Who cares...I am getting my chicks and am so so so excited![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] My children are already thinking up names. Isaac, my 3 1/2 yr. old says the one he picks is going to be Polly. I just can't wait.
  2. pegbo

    pegbo Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    [​IMG]I'm really excited for you and the boys. I don't think you will regret it, as they are so nice to have around! Polly's an excellent name. They really aren't that hard to take care of, so have fun. Congradulations!!!!![​IMG]
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Jimagination, Way to go on taking control. Just wait till the old man gets to eat some home raised eggs, he will wonder why he waited so long.

    They are more nutricious and delicious. Good Luck!

  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    jimagination....way to go!! I am so excited for you all. I am sure when hubby sees them, he will get involved as well. Just waite till a fat happy hen jumps up in his lap....he will melt!! [​IMG] Have fun!!

    LICHICK In the Brooder

    Feb 7, 2007
    New York
    Good luck with the chicks. My husband was against getting chicks also but I told him how I used to put eggs under the radiator when I was a kid & my father would yell at me because they broke & were from the fridge & not fertilized. What the heck did I know I was 10 & wanted chickens. I wanted to live with the Waltons. I did my research so I knew what I was in for. keep the coop as clean as possible so there are really no reasons to complain
  6. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    Wenatchee, Washington
    My father was extremely mad about me getting so many chickens, but then when it came time to cull 23 of them he kept saying, "Why are you getting rid of this one it is soooo cute! You have to keep it."
  7. Jimagination

    Jimagination Songster

    Mar 17, 2007
    Lancaster, PA
    Thank you all so much for the support. Well, I am off today to New Hampshireto a teacher job fair to hopefully move our family to a more simpler way of life. Who knows, I may just be able to get more chickens, goats, horses and who knows what else....Always been a dream.
  8. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Congrats, I wish you well, my DH was not any to pleased about having chickens either. He has mellowed some as far as I am concerned but he still acts like a marter when chickens are mentioned elsewhere. He may think he is being cute but, it ticks me off big time. I don't know why they can't accept that their spouse can have a hobby that does not involve them and still does not reflect on them. Having chickens is such a great past time and they pay you back in entertainment and give you food back. You can't get all of they with season tickets to a sporting team or a bass boat, at least with a catch and release fisherman.

    I am sure you and the kids will enjoy them and it will be a fantastic learning experience.
  9. Chickenmom

    Chickenmom In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2007
    [​IMG]I'm so glad you just did it! I came home one day from a nearby farm where we were buying our eggs for eating with four 2 week old chicks. Our son was thrilled. My husband wasn't... We kept them in the dog crate in the basement until he built the coop. It only took a few days for him to realize how easy keeping chickens is and he loves the savings on the grocery bill. He also loved watching our son help care for them. He's the one who suggested we expand the flock with the babies you are going to sell us. I bet your guy will love them too. Good luck on the job search! Chickenmom
  10. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Songster

    Feb 26, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Congratulatons on taking your destiny into your own hands and doing what you know will make you happy. You have also discovered my main rule to a happy marriage........

    It is easier to ask forgiveness than permission. :aww

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