They say the hardest thing and the right thing are the same thing.
On Saturday, we moved our girls to their new and final home. Taking care of the girls was beginning to take a toile on the hubs, with them not living with us where we had them on our property. It was difficult to get over to where they were every day to make sure they had fresh water and food. If we couldn’t make it our son would take care of them, he works 10 hours a day and goes to school full time, so it wasn’t fair to him.
We’ve hummed and hawed on this for several weeks before making this decision. They are the hubs girls, he loves each and every one of them, but in the end he knew it was the right thing to do.
The hubs has a friend at work who really wanted chickens, but didn’t have the means to build a coop and house for them, so we gave him our hen house and coop and everything that he would need to get him started. Once they are used to their surroundings they will have a bit of land to roam around on and have the life once again that they deserve. The hub’s does have visitation rights though, that was a condition to moving them.
We are only changing pages in this backyard chicken raising chapter of our lives. We are hopeful that one day again we will have chickens, legally. We are turning over every rock and locating every resource that we can find to make them legal in our city and/or state if necessary.
This was one of the hardest decisions we’ve had to make, but it is also the right decision for our girls!
M & S