Guess who's coop flooded again?! YAAAAAY ME!!!
We went out to pull out shavings and lay down new bedding. The big bird side managed to stay dry, at least on top. But I still wanted to pull shavings out and lay down fresh.
What did we see? A pond around the coop. The french drain is full and still, there's water. So we dug a channel but there's just so much of it.
Needless to say...we have some serious work to do on this coop come spring.
At least we are getting good numbers of eggs again. And I haven't seen signs of Rosco in the coop in quite some time. Saw his tracks outside during last week's storm, but no digging, tunneling, and no other tracks.
Unfortunately, I have no idea the genetic makeup of my eggs now...lol. I only have two roosters but have always kept the silkie rooster with the bantams. Well now he's in with the big birds, and the bantams are in with the big rooster. So who knows what'll hatch when I finally set eggs.
Oh and Sickie Chick is still doing her thing. Her feet don't look much better. Frostbite seems like a likely culprit. The one curled toe is probably going to fall off at some point. I hate to cull her, because she's a nice bird but...