You know you're crazy about your chicks when...

teach1rusl

Love My Chickens
10 Years
Jul 28, 2009
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201
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Floyds Knobs, Indiana
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You know you really love your chicks when you’re making a mad dash through a torrential rain to retrieve something from your car (can’t find an umbrella of course), and on the way back, futilely holding a book over your head for protection, you pass an earthworm crawling across the sidewalk…and think “Ooooohhh, a WORM!! My babies would LOVE that!!!” and you actually stop to grab it for them. LOL

My babies are two weeks and SO sweet! What silly things have you done to please your chicks/chickens???
 

Thortherooster

Songster
10 Years
Jun 10, 2009
185
0
109
CA
pincher bugs.....catch them....ouch.....and give them to the chickens........or save a pile of food when i am cleaning the kitchen for them, telling my family...no no do not throw that away.....
 

SproutGirl

Songster
11 Years
Apr 3, 2008
341
6
141
Missoula, Montana
You feel so sorry for the brooder-raised chicks that you spend at least an hour each day pretending to be a mother hen sitting on the chicks so they can have the mock-experience of resting in a dark, cuddly, warm place like the underside of a mother hen. Ok, wait, it gets worse . . . the chicks eventually get too big to all fit in a little blanket in your arms, so you draft other members of the family to nest the babies. And cluck. Heh.
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Ol'FashionHen

Songster
11 Years
Oct 24, 2008
995
1
139
The South
I have my newest chicks (3 months) separated from my big girls. I do not let them out of the run yet, because I am scared that the hawk that hangs around will get them. So daily I hand pick grass and throw it in the run for them.
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my Dh does it too
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, then proceeds to tell me my chickens are spoiled ...
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,well hello. We take them crickets, grasshopers, worms and any other bug/worm we think they may eat, and table scraps.
 

cap1717

6 chooks, 1 slave. . . me!
10 Years
Jun 12, 2009
452
1
119
You know you're crazy about your chickens when any "chicken related" program comes on tv, you automatically spread a sheet over the couch and go out to get one or two of your girls to come in and watch it with you.
 

peggym

In the Brooder
10 Years
Aug 10, 2009
75
24
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I've been known to cook hot oatmeal on the coldest days of winter for my girls!!!!! They really live it.
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1stepcloser

Poultry In Motion
10 Years
Sep 16, 2009
812
11
141
Dover, TN
I almost tackled my husband last night when he went to throw away his tomatoes from dinner (scraps). He looked at me like I had clearly lost my mind. My girls were happy though!
 

beckyschicks

Songster
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
505
2
164
Iron Ridge WI
Being new to the chicken game. My family thinks I'm crazy. The other day it started to rain while at my folks house for my father b-day and I made everyone rush home(20 min drive) to check on my chicks because it was their first rain. And good thing I did some were still outside sitting in the rain!! After I got everyone in I them when out every 30mins to make sure everyone was dry and warm. My parents are still teasing me:)
 

SproutGirl

Songster
11 Years
Apr 3, 2008
341
6
141
Missoula, Montana
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Really? You have chicken related programming on TV in your area? The only ones I can think of would be cooking shows, but my birds might find that traumatic! "So THAT'S what happened to our brothers!"
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