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stress releaser...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Elly, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Elly

    Elly In the Brooder

    Aug 18, 2008
    Ok... maybe I sound like I need to get a life, but is there anyone out there that just sits in a lawn chair and watches their chickens. I do it all the time when I get home from work. A nice cup of tea and watching my gals for 1/2 an hour is a real stress releaser for me and I just unwind so much....maybe I should rent out my lawn chair LOL...[​IMG]
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    excuse me, but that IS a life! and what a life!!! ah....
  3. EllyMae

    EllyMae Songster

    I have coffee with my girls before getting started on morning chores...
  4. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Songster

    Jun 22, 2008
    Hmmm...I never thought about taking a chair out to the coop. I'll have to think about that [​IMG]

    I wouldn't mind having coffee out there either. I love drinking my coffee outside, and I enjoy watching my chickens. Why not combine the two? If I have the day or morning off the first thing I do is throw on some clothes and go out to the coop to let them out/feed/water/eggs. They probably think, "Wow this crazy looking lady comes out here half asleep every morning."[​IMG]
  5. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    My chickens are my day-starter, my coffee buddies, and my after-work stress relievers. I bring treats in the evening (even though they wish for them all the time).

    I have a park bench out in my chicken yard. I open the pop-hole and fill feeders and waterers, then sit out there for about a half hour enjoying them and my coffee. Then I go in, and get ready for work.

    And no matter how stressful my day at work was- an hour with the girls in the evening beats an expensive therapist any day. I sit out there and let the endorphins kick in...then go clean the kitchen from dinner.

    I love them. I wonder if I could get a doctors' note to beat the law here. [​IMG]
  6. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Songster

    Jun 22, 2008
    Oh my gosh I would love to spend more time watching my chickens. Something just occured to me though. If I didn't spend most of my free time on BYC then I'd have more time to watch my chickens [​IMG] Isn't it ironic? I'm torn.
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I love to sit in my chicken run and watch them go about their lives, not a care in the world... a word of warning, though: look before you sit! I find I'm not the only one using my lawn chair... [​IMG] It's amazing how fast a chicken can wait until I rise from the chair, then the chicken jump ups, leaves a steaming pile, and whisks away in a matter of seconds while unsuspecting mama just backs up and sits right down .... ewwww.... 'nuff said.

    ETA for clarity: reread after posting and realized that it sounded like I jumped up and left a steaming pile.... let's make this PERFECTLY CLEAR... NOT I !!!
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2008
  8. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    That sounds like ideal stress relief to me![​IMG]
  9. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oak Harbor, OH
    Quote:I do the same thing and I look forward to it every day. Some days, it's the only "down time" I get.
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I keep a lawn chair hanging on the fence to take in to sit with them. My husband thinks I'm nuts!

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