How did you do that, @Shadrach ? What did you say to them to get them to take no for an answer?I don't sell chickens but I have given breeding pairs away. I've turned a few away who have asked because it became apparent that they knew nothing about chickens and just wanted.
The people that ask have been sent here by others and they are aware when they come that I'm a bit odd.
Wow that is a gorgeous bird. No wonder you are careful about where they go! I wish I had a setup to keep some separate from my EEs.... maybe someday. Oh no, chicken math, aaiiieeee!!!!I don't sell chickens but I have given breeding pairs away. I've turned a few away who have asked because it became apparent that they knew nothing about chickens and just wanted.
I knew I liked you.... they are aware when they come that I'm a bit odd.
Brilliant. Gonna work on that Odd Factor.The people that ask have been sent here by others and they are aware when they come that I'm a bit odd.
Because I give, not sell, I find it very easy to say no.
I'm polite, but I tell them I don't think they know enough about chickens to keep them. I don't get many ask and most who do have done their homework.
Well, every dog owner as an idea of the "perfect" companion. Some are comfortable with dogs being all over the furniture, sleeping the their bed, and snatching food out of kids' hands. They shrug and feel like "the dog is being a dog....oh well". For myself, I feel I have a responsibility to raise a dog in a way that would allow them to become a dog that would be welcome anywhere. If I am hit by a bus tomorrow....I want people lining up to take my dogs. I want my dogs to have the confidence to blend into any household, short or long term without undue stress on them or the people. What steams me is when people come, ask for help to fix a situation they have created...and then don't do anything you suggest/demonstrate. I not only spend an hour each week with them talking, demonstrating, coaching...but I follow up with long written training summaries. They come back the next week and have all the reasons they couldn't work with the dog. Recently, I had a student say they weren't coming to class because they were tired from the weekend.My sister has a couple of dogs. I love my sister but don't go to her house because of the dogs. They are truly unruly. Years ago when we had our dogs we taught them commands and they listened. My sister among others, to them their pets are their children. She talks to them in sentences like they understand, for example "Casey don't do that" instead of teaching them what no means. It drives me nuts and I tell her. She has hired a trainer. The trainer needs to train her on how to train her dogs.