bfrancis - your peacocks are beautiful! Keep posting pictures like that and you'll find some peafowl addicts here, too.
NanaKat - all of your babies are looking good.
Bill - I can picture those things happening. Where are the video cameras when you need one?
ladyokie - most of my broodies kick their babies out after about a month, except for one hen who has been letting her foster babies follow her around and sleep under her for going on two months now. She's back to laying eggs again but still mothers the little ones. I guess each hen is different. Most of mine are too impatient to let any chicks slow them down.
BlanchardOK - will keep you and your wife in my prayers.
CathieSue - when I needed someone to finish the coop for me, I called a local lumber company and asked them for referrals for handymen. They gave me several names so I started calling, explaining what I needed. Got estimates and went with my gut on who I felt like would suit my needs. It worked out great for me. You might give that a try.