Remember the 4 cute little baby chickens I got almost 3 months ago? I bought pullets, meaning (in secret chicken people language) that they were future egg laying hens.
Well, not so much. The cute little yellow fuzz ball started crowing when it was about 2 months old. Guess what’s against my HOA rules? I mean besides all the other stupid stuff. Roosters. And as much as we liked Nugget, we couldn’t argue that the crowing was obnoxious so we gave him to someone who’s daughter wanted a pet rooster. I know, weird.
So the next day….
The very morning after Nugget was gone (and the hens cried all night, for real) the little mini chicken, Baby, started crowing. Apparently he was intimidated by the huge rooster and didn’t show his true colors until Nugget was gone. So he had to go. We gave him to a family that had 6 bantam (little) hens. They were very nice and even offered to send me pictures of him in his new home since I had said they could only have him if he wasn’t going to be a meat chicken or raised in a tiny box or something.
So here is what I ended up with out of my 4 believed to be hens:
But wait, that isn’t a chicken! Because fate says I obviously don’t have enough animals the guy who took Nugget, the 1st rooster, offered me a cute little 9 week old bunny in trade even though I already said I was just giving him the rooster. Who would say no to that?
Of course since I hadn’t actually planned on getting a bunny we had to run out that night and pick up food and hay and such necessities. Oh yeah, and since we didn’t have a rabbit hutch just laying around (s)he is living in my bathroom. Ya, it’s kind of unconventional but it’s litter box trained and runs around my room when I’m in it for exercise. Someday my chicken coop will be finished and I’ll build a hutch. It WILL happen. All that’s left on the coop is a ceiling and door, the only reason it’s not done is I can’t fit those supplies in my Prius so I have to wait for my dad’s truck to be available to make the Home Depot run.
I managed to turn 4 baby chicks into 2 hens and a bunny, and I didn’t even need a magic hat! On the plus side I’m down to only 9 pets now…
I’m pretty sure that since my 9 are divided between hens, a bunny, dogs, and rats I can’t be considered an animal hoarder. I’m pretty sure hoarders pick an animal and stick to it. Right??? I am, however, definitely at the point where even a goldfish would cross the line into too much!
How about you, what kinds of pets do you have? Did you get any of them spur of the moment? I’m not the only one who couldn’t turn down a baby bunny, right?