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{Flock Updates} Athena

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And for the exact same reasons, a day later, Athena had to be euthanised. I’m feeling very devasted right now. I feel like, because of the increase severity of my TBI symptoms the last month, I’ve been a poor caregiver & that’s the reason I just lost my 2 favourite hens. I feel like if I wasn’t brain damaged, this wouldn’t have happened & they would still be alive.

My only consolation with Athena is that she lives on through Memnoch.

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{Photo of the Day} 21.04.2016

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All of the flock spent the day in the flight pen & no one died or got injured!

{Photo of the Day} 20.04.2016

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Flashbacks of last year. Zelda tried to kill my chicks today. She broke through my bedroom door because I did not close it good enough & pushed her way through the hardware cloth lid of the brooder box. She was halfway into the brooder when I rushed in. Thankfully, all 4 chicks had stuffed themselves in the corner of the brooder, under their heater. Nbrs 1-3 where surrounding Nbr 4. Needless to say, I almost lost my shit on that dog. The fact that I didn’t speaks to the progress I’ve made with the impulse & rage control issues my TBI left me with. Because I really wanted to kill that dog & I really wanted to kill my brother for continuing to refuse to train either of his dogs (earlier today, Winston tried to kill Toki over food). I have had it with my brother & his dogs. And I’ve had it with my TBI keeping me from getting a better paying job so I can move out & don’t have to live with my family for the rest of my life. It’s not like this is an isolated incident. His dogs have zero training & everyone lets them run wild, destroying & killing everything.

It was a very frustrating day. It did only take me 2 hours to get the flight pen back up, so at least that wasn’t another failure on my part.

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{Photo of the Day} 19.04.2016

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My mom got the ChickCam working, I just need to figure out how to get it streaming here. Nbr 4 is getting more fluffy & better at walking.

{Photo of the Day} 16.04.2016

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Well. We had a decent spring snowstorm & it destroyed the flight pen. Life is just disappointing & frustrating right now.

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At least it didn’t snow inside the main pen! It did get flooded by the rain from the night before & the melting snow.

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We had 2 births!

{Photo of the Day} 13.04.2016

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Sparta had a trip to the vet today. I noticed that she was making a congested sound when she was breathing yesterday morning & that she was sneezing, so I wanted to get her in ASAP to start treatment for MG. Dr. Miller put her on antibiotics (since everyone in my flock is a carrier for it) but didn’t find congested air sacs like she expected. So, I had them do a fecal sample as well to rule out gape worm. It was expensive & I have $20 for the rest of the month, but she’s so small that if it is something like MG or worms she could go downhill fast. I’d rather not have any money the rest of the month to catch whatever it is sooner rather than later.

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{Photo of the Day} 11.04.2016

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{Photo of the Day} 10.04.2016

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{Photo of the Day 09.04.2016}

{Photo of the Day} 07.04.2016

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