Hello you two! Furfles to your new hens OW, I'm sure they will enjoy the freedom and care you will give them. I've looked after a few hens and a goose this year whilst house/pet sitting, plus assorted cats, dogs and equines. Can't and dont want to imagine life without animals.
For some reason I'm quite nervous in case I don't do a good job, but anything must be better than what they've had so far.
We can't imagine a life without animals either...when I was a child the neighbours always said they were waiting for an elephant to come through the front door! My parents were pretty good, but it was my job & my bro's to look after our pets.
If you've not cared for chooks before, I can relate to that. I'm sure you've read up on what they need, grit and so on. When I look after other people's animals there's always a great sense of responsibility, more than usual just because they are not mine and when it comes to new sorts like chooks and the goose it's doubly so, but it interesting how quickly the strange becomes usual. The owner at the first house sit I did said cheerfully that sometimes the chooks just drop dead and not to worry, just put it in that corner and we'll deal with it on our return! I'm pleased to report no animal has been sick or died on my watch.
Post by goodlookingone on Jul 17, 2017 10:07:52 GMT
There was a Bloke in Canterbury, begging for food, money etc in the shopping centre. He had a pet white rat - no cage, just running all over him. He had got enough money to buy some chips. Fish and chip Ladies wouldn't let the Rat in... His begging mode then changes, to ask young Ladies to look after his Rat whilst He went into the shop....