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Amethyst Hunter
04-23-2009, 06:09 AM
1. I did what I said I was never going to do.

I got a Facebook. -_-*

(It's mainly to keep in touch with my brother and SIL, since bro's Army-bound as of this summer.)


2. You will NEVER guess what my dad brought home today.

Go on, guess.

Bet you can't do it.

I'm still scratching my head over this one...

Still trying?

Hint: it's fuzzy.

No, it's not another cat (I wish, heh).

Give up?

It's...

...

...

BABY CHICKENS. O_o (Yes way, Ted!)

There are 4 of 'em. 2 New Hampshires (the yellow ones, is my guess), 1 Barred Rock (all-blackish-brown one), and 1 New Jersey Giant (blackish-brown speckled one). (Whatever those names mean.) Evidently my folks think they're going to raise them for eggs. We are now officially down on the farm.

...I will start worrying if my dad starts bringing home cows or pigs next... O_o;

Bonus points: Last night I shampooed my rugs, because they needed it badly (the water was coming out *black* and these are light-colored rugs). So naturally, what does my one cat do the first thing the very next morning? (Cat owners are excluded from this by default, as we all know the answer, heh)

Harks a big one right back up on it. -_-* Now I have to spot-clean that area. Again.

*looks at cats* You guys are lucky you're so adorable, you know.

Evil Queen
04-23-2009, 07:49 AM
I used to have chicken's when I was a little little girl (far littler then the little girl I am now). They were awesome!

Becks
04-23-2009, 06:49 PM
I think I might know about a pair of goats coming available...

draggar
04-23-2009, 07:17 PM
We have chickens and the eggs are great!

It shouldn't
04-23-2009, 08:32 PM
I want chickens.....

But the hubby won't let me get any :cry:

He wouldn't even let me bring home the peacock last summer.

Just a thought: How interested are the cats in them chickens?

Amethyst Hunter
04-24-2009, 09:03 AM
I think I might know about a pair of goats coming available...

NO! NO! DON'T ENCOURAGE HIM!! (Seriously - my dad has been buying ENOUGH crazy shit lately, to the point where I'm starting to honestly worry. The man is going nutters in his older age... :runaway: )

Just a thought: How interested are the cats in them chickens?

Well, we're keeping the peepers (my word for 'em, since that's pretty much what they do) in a separate room for the time being, since they'll need to stay indoors for about another month being that the nights are still too cold for them to be outdoors. Their current home is a large cardboard box with bedding and water/food dishes.

My one cat doesn't seem to take much interest in potential prey - he's never bothered any of my fish - but the other one will hunt anything and everything. We had the peeper box out earlier today and he made a straight beeline for it as soon as he realized what was in it - and promptly got squirted with the water bottle by yours truly who was standing guard. So yeah, needless to say, the peepers and the kittehs will be kept separate from one another at all times. :lol:

Becks
04-24-2009, 06:16 PM
NO! NO! DON'T ENCOURAGE HIM!! (Seriously - my dad has been buying ENOUGH crazy shit lately, to the point where I'm starting to honestly worry. The man is going nutters in his older age... :runaway: )


Just how evil do you think I am?

Besides, I haven't talked to my sister in a while (not Bella, btw, another one) and I'm not sure if she is keeping the goats or if she found a new home for them already.

:shrug:

McGoddess09
04-25-2009, 02:20 AM
Can we see pics of the fuzzy little peepers?

BookstoreEscapee
04-25-2009, 03:43 AM
Jeepers, creepers, where'd you get those peepers? :whistle:

I pass a house on my way to work that has a sign at the end of the driveway that says "Chickens for sale (pets only)." Also a couple weeks ago I saw two chickens just wandering along the side of the road (same road but at least a few miles from that house).

SG15Z
04-25-2009, 04:50 AM
Facebook can get addicting. You have been warned. :D

Oh come on chicks are cute! I have a friend that has 10 chicks, 2 ducks, a peacock, 4 dogs, and 2 horses. I have to say it's an adventure everytime I come over.

Amethyst Hunter
04-25-2009, 06:40 PM
We lost a chickie today. :( Got up this morning to check on them and found one underneath the bedding, dead as a doornail. I'm wondering if he was sick, or if the others squished him (he was kinda isolated from the others in that they seemed to ignore him, poor thing) sometime during the night. Poor little critter. :cry: I buried him out back.

The other three seem to be doing okay so far *knocks on wood*. Will try to take pics of them for later - I haven't uploaded pictures in ages and my photo editing program got wiped out when I had my spyware crash last year, so I don't know if my camera will still work on this 'puter.

BlaqueKatt
04-25-2009, 11:08 PM
he was kinda isolated from the others in that they seemed to ignore him, poor thing


from the behavior of the others-he was probably sick-animals have strong self-preservation skills. I've seen a mother cat carry a sick kitten far away from the others to let it die rather than lose all of her babies-(the kitten was fine after a week's worth of antibiotics-bad respitory infection+dehdrated, and a new foster mom that only had one kitten and wanted more-seriously this mother when she saw me with the sick kitten she reached her paw out to it and mewed-I put it down next to her she started cleaning it and set her own kitten on top of it to warm it up.)

depechemodefan
04-26-2009, 03:57 AM
I remember coming back from Disneyland and dad having bought a bunch of chickens. He took care of them. But then there is the sad story of the box of baby chicks. *sniff*

(the kitten was fine after a week's worth of antibiotics-bad respitory infection+dehdrated, and a new foster mom that only had one kitten and wanted more-seriously this mother when she saw me with the sick kitten she reached her paw out to it and mewed-I put it down next to her she started cleaning it and set her own kitten on top of it to warm it up.)

AWWW!!!!:cry:

Becks
04-26-2009, 06:15 AM
I've seen a mother cat carry a sick kitten far away from the others to let it die rather than lose all of her babies-(the kitten was fine after a week's worth of antibiotics-bad respitory infection+dehdrated, and a new foster mom that only had one kitten and wanted more-seriously this mother when she saw me with the sick kitten she reached her paw out to it and mewed-I put it down next to her she started cleaning it and set her own kitten on top of it to warm it up.)

*sniffles*

Sliceanddice
04-26-2009, 09:30 AM
OH OH GET RABBITS! rabbits are awesome

Amethyst Hunter
04-29-2009, 08:45 AM
OH OH GET RABBITS! rabbits are awesome

For all I know, that could be next on the list...I just found out that we are getting not only another baby chick to take the place of the one that passed on, my mom is also going to bring home 2 baby DUCKS to add to our expanding zoo. O_o

WE ARE TURNING INTO ANIMAL FARM. :jawdrop: :wtf:

calulu
04-29-2009, 01:28 PM
Facebook is extremely addicting!

Chickens! I am so so envious. I've wanted to have chickens for ages here but the damn neighborhood association says no chickens. My Mexican neighbors ignored that and had about five chickens. One day I was sitting on my deck and up they came clucking away to eat the spilled bird seed from my feeder. I used to walk every day and they'd trail behind me clucking. I loved those birds. Then the neighbors made them get rid of them. I ask Hector, the little boy of the house, what they did with the chickens and he rubbed his tummy. I could never be a farmer.

When you get Furbabies you end up ceding things like pristine clean rugs and unscratched or chewed up furniture to them..