The kid next door

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by magikchick, May 12, 2007.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Benjermin is about 8 years old and lives next door to me. Yesterday he came running up to me with two eggs in his hands. He wanted to know if one of my chickens could hatch out these eggs for him. I explaned that no my chickens were too young you would need to get an incubator for that. Then we went thru what an incubator was. You could just see his face fall when he relized it wasn't all that simple.

    When I do have a hen set I'm going to get him envoled in it. Maybe have a future chicken fan here.

  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Awww....thats cute...wonder if his parents would let him have a few chickies!?
  3. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    They might or I could teach him how to take care of mine for thoes time I go away.[​IMG]

  4. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    That's good thinking! Way to go and interest a young child in taking care of a backyard flock!
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:That is a great idea. It teaches him responsibility and you don't have to worry about your animals when you're gone.
    I give the girl next door some money to take care of our three dogs, two horses and Lord knows how many chickens. She's always willing to do it for us because she loves animals and she likes the extra money.

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