So, uh, greetings my many new blog followers! I am glad that I am not alone in laughing my a$$ off at some of the more egregious listerv antics. So you know, my mission is to share the more hilarious posts (which can, by the way, be publicly accessed by anyone who is subscribed to the group), and NOT to be mean-spirited or rude toward anyone posting.
With that out of the way…
While we wait for the listserv to lose their mind about something else, it was suggested that we highlight some of the classics that inspired the creation of this blog.
I sat down and made a list, off the top of my head, of at least seven crazy pants things that have happened over the last 12 months or so. The first thing that jumped to mind was the now-infamous “baby chick” post, right before Easter this year:
Does anyone know where I might get baby a baby chick or duck for Easter?? Ideally I am looking for an outfit/farm where I can purchase the egg and then return the baby a week or two after it’s hatched (granted it survives my child) where it will live a long good life. Because I have no room for a chicken or duck in the yard…. But I would love to share the learning experience with child.Any leads would be great!Thanks!“Mia”Parkway Terrace
Kind of confused here. Are you hoping someone will let you swipe an egg from its nest and the nesting mother and take it home in the hope that it will hatch? And then hope the little chick or duckling will survive without its mother? Or are you trying to take a newborn chick or duckling away from its mother and hope it survives in your house without its mother for a week or so?
The little chick will probably not survive, so you will also be giving the child a lesson in cruelty and death.
I was very distressed to read “Mia’s” request for chicks. Causing animals injury and death in the name of celebrating a time intended to remind us of peace and compassion is very very sad.
There is no reason that a fertilized egg needs a “mother” chicken at all. The egg just needs to be incubated for 21 days and then the chicks need food and water after hatch. As long as they are in a group of at least 2 to 3 chicks, they do just fine. Many farms use this method so that their laying hens are not out of production for 3 week stints.
I have a bunny if you want to borrow it 😉