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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Nifty-Chicken, Oct 19, 2012.
I am so sorry. Our pets are family to many of us and the loss can be just as hard as losing a human family member sometimes harder. Prayers for some comfort of heart.
So after feeling smug and tell DH a few weeks back that "I don't think I'm going to do any hatching this year since we've got enough hens and the coops are pretty full", I'm starting to get hatching fever. I was checking hatching eggs here on BYC and someone had beautiful multi-colored olive eggers. And I have been saying I NEED an olive egger in my flock for the past two years, so it's not like it's a new plan or an impulse, right?
But then again, after starting with 7 silkies last year I ended up with only a few when most of them turned out to be cockerels, so there's room in that pen. I saw that Karen Larson had a nice assortment of silkie eggs available for shipping. And I do have that broody silkie in my VF coop who would probably love being a mama, so then I wouldn't even have to raise chicks in the house, right?
But that cr** "kit coop" I have in the backyard is finally disintegrating so if I hatch new chicks I would need a new small grow out coop, but it's not like I would need to find a space for it since I'd just be getting rid of the one I already have and put the new one in it's place, right?
All reasonable points I think - all perfectly justifiable. I think I might look for the right hatching eggs and figure out where I can find a small grow out coop. Just a 3X4 hutch with a small run is all I'd need. Shouldn't be a problem, right?
Whew. All issues worked out. I feel much better now.
I would like to thank those that suggested the paleo diet to me. I've been researching it and am going to give it a try. Hopefully it will help with my allergies, asthma, PCOS, as well as help me lose weight.
Ohh, RFF just posted this pic on Facebook. This would make a nice replacement for my crummy kit coop! I'd love something like this for my grow out coop! I doubt if I need the planter box though. Probably wouldn't even need the nest boxes...
Is that a hint?
Oh no. I am so sorry. I lost two of my best friends this year the same way. I can only say they had 14 yrs of life that was good. I loved my pets. Big hug.