And I Never Even Took a Magic Class!
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?
Magic does exist! Wonderful post 🙂
Of course it does! Thanks.
Ahh! Super cute! 😀 I really want my own chickens someday!
I have a cat at home-home that I found while volunteering at a homeless shelter about 9 years ago. I had to leave her with my mom though (so she wouldn’t get lonely :[ ) when I moved across the country for school. I currently live on a farm that’s also a cat sanctuary, and while they’re not mine, it certainly helps to fill the void (80 cats, 3 dogs and 2 ferrets. 😛 )!
I’m more of a dog person but my kids love cats so we volunteer one night a week at a cat shelter near our house. I have to admit they are growing on me. Especially the kittens!
That’s awesome! I used to be a dog person until I got my cat, so now I’m both. <3 I'm hoping that I'll have the time/money to take care of a dog somewhere in my future. :]!
If your (s)he turns out to be a she bunny and the hens set a good example, the magic trick will be complete if chocolate eggs are laid next Easter.
Haha, now THAT would be a trick!
Not really sure you can be upset about roosters being against HOA rules. I have lived next to plenty of roosters in my travels and they can definitely drive you crazy since, myth aside, they have no idea that the cartoons say to crow only at sunrise. 3pm, 1am, noon…they don’t care 🙂
Yes, it didn’t take me long to learn that rooster time people time!
This is the cutest post – you do have a way with words. We used to raise rabbits and its funny, when you have them as a pet, never a problem – when you raise them to make money, more problems than money. Anyway, good luck with your menagerie.
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Oh my gosh! I love baby chickens. Grew up with them (and goats and sheep- on a farm) and would love to have chickens again. Unfortunately, they are against our HOA:( We currently have a cantankerous old cat with a new hip and a playful 1-year-old Old English Bulldogge. Love our animals! I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Check it out here: http://www.sarasrunning.com/2014/05/the-liebster-award-pt-1.html
Hilarious…and I promise not to call that Hoarders show to report ya’. Because there is no such thing as hoarding bunnies in the bedroom while you exercise and magical hens that turn into roosters in a soon to be constructed hutch. Or something like that…either way…hoarder doesn’t fit 🙂