I'm just making every mistake that can be made...to get them behind me...
I never thought about light helping to prevent trampling. Most of the 17 had been sat on (e.g. they were very flat), and I thought initially it was the colder weather, but then I found one dead that was just sitting there, looking alive...away from the corner they typically congregated at...so clearly it wasn't trampling.
, hope you and yours are doing well, I haven't paid enough attention to the weather turmoil.
Anyway, thanks @WVduckchick
, for the update on everyone.
We had a hurricane pass by offshore, but it ran into a low coming up from the gulf and dumped anywhere from 7-23 inches of rain on SC. We got 7 where I am, but I work in construction, so it's been a mess. 50 miles south of me, in Columbia, was a disaster. No water for days, dams burst, 19 people died in floodwaters... It was a mess. All the chooks are fine, though, and we have turned the corner on the cleanup at work