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{Photo of the Day} 31.05.2016

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The Furious Five still have about a month to go before they are fully feathered out. It’s surprisingly still dropping into the 40’s for overnight temps, so they are still sleeping in their brooder box. They’re still baby enough to pile up in a corner on each other instead of roosting on the piece of tree branch they have.

Shit Lord Jr bit my other arm tonight as I was moving him from the main coop to the little coop. This time, I had a hoodie on, so the area he got me just swelled a little & is starting to bruise. I mean, I did name him after the devil (or a devil character), so this sudden betrayal was inevitable. I’m just so sad my gentle little baby rooster has gone full adult rooster on me. They can’t stay babies forever.

{Photo of the Day} 30.05.2016

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This is where Memnoch decided to try his hand at biting me when I took him out of the main coop a couple nights ago. He got me pretty good!

{Photo of the Day} 29.05.2016


Ronan is hitting that awkward Old Man Face stage as his waddles start growing out.


Lucien is just heading towards that stage.

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Epiphany still hasn’t grown out her face/head feathers, so I’m still not sure if she’ll continue to look like this.

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Mazikeen has continued to grow nicely. Even the “Finding Nemo” wing righted itself.


Tetra/Spider still hasn’t given me an indication of which name to go with. The comb has become an odd combination of Memnoch’s forked comb & Mercury’s spiky rose comb. They way T/S sticks to Ronan makes me lean towards female, but that’s not exactly scientific deduction.

{Photo of the Day} 28.05.2016

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I hope that Dalton is just molting or something serious is happening in that coop at night.

{Photo of the Day} 27.05.2016

Still not sure if Nbr 5 is going Tetra or Spider. I keep flip-flopping every day. Today, I feel we’re leaning more towards Tetra.

{Photo of the Day} 26.05.2016

Lucien really likes Arya.

{Photo of the Day} 25.05.2016

Memnoch has started getting more aggressive towards me when I’m around the Ithakē ladies. He even bit me hard enough on the arm to cause bruising. So, he & (unfortunately for her) Mercury will be in “timeout” for the next two days so he’ll chill out.

The Furious Five are getting bigger. I’m hoping the weather will start to get back up in the 70’s soon so they can go outside during the day.

{Photo of the Day} 24.05.2016

One of the Cult of the Five Feral Black Bunnies had another litter of babies. There are so many black rabbits in our backyard now. So. Many.

{Photo of the Day} 23.05.2016

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Memnoch got me pretty good above the knee today. He’s slowly getting more like Odysseus when it comes to the Ithakē hens being messed with & I don’t really like that. I don’t like that they fight over the Ithakē hens & that he’s now being aggressive towards me when I’m near them. The way things are heading, there might be a Bro Coop for him, Lucien & Ronan before winter.

Memnoch does have a curl in the middle of his head, so it looks like the Longfellow Curse has been passed down to my avian son.

{Flock Updates} Feeling Inadequate

Not a whole lot of pictures or real updates lately. I’ve been dealing with a concussion migraine going on 2 weeks now as a result of my coworker escalating her harassment tactics. Before my car accident, I was use to having migraines that lasted for months. The migraines I get now are so much worse than that. Because of the brain injury, the migraines I get now feel like I’ve just sustained a concussion. Normally, the meds my doctors have me on help avoid these but with my work conditions as they are… The meds aren’t miracle workers & my Day Job is basically my symptoms regress again instead of continuing to either heal & find a way back to functioning the way I was before the TBI or a way to function with the changes & damage.

Right now, I’m extremely forgetful, easily derailed (thoughts & actions), exhausted, in a lot of physical pain & it makes me feel like I’m not taking care of everyone as well as they deserve. Everyone is still alive & all but I feel bad that I’m not as active as I would like to be with all of them.

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Still not sure which way Nbr 5 is going since the comb looks like a combination of Mercury’s spikier rose comb & Memnoch’s forked comb. The mohawk is getting bigger, though.

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Epiphany/Pip is heading into that flighty phase & doesn’t want me to handle her.

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Lucien is starting to bigger than Pip & Maz & has chest bumping contests with Ronan every so often.

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Ronan (the Destroyer) continues to be huge & I think he’s starting to make Jurassic Park noises already.

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Mazikeen has been progressing nicely. Her Finding Nemo wing ended up correcting itself so far & she flies around just as well as any of the others.

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Captains Flint & Vane are still alive & going on 7 months with me, which is amazing since I have a terrible track record with fish even before my brain damage.

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Odysseus & Memnoch still don’t get along, but Section 20 protects Odysseus from Memnoch now & that cracks me up so much. Odysseus tries to make sure that Damien is always a buffer between him & his son. Looks like Fat Man got a new Little Boy over the winter.

The Ithakē ladies seem to be going through a Spring Molt right now & everyone else seems to be business as usual. Sparta & Mercury have taken to fighting over who can sit on my shoulder anytime I’m in the pen. The Cult of the Five Feral Black Bunnies added at least 3 more new babies to their ranks some time recently. Toki & Arya are by my side through it all & keep me going.