I made the mistake of penning my Pene roo in with a Cuba hen a couple of months ago, only to find out that Cubas hens are more agressive than the roos and she killed my Pene. I'm also kind of worried since I will be letting my other birds out to free range and my Sumatras are very flighty. I have one side of my yard with a 4ft fence and don't want to lose them, so need to know how others deal with them. I'd hate to have them not get along with the others, so kind of protective of them. The Silver Phoenix are separate and so are my Games although the Game hens will be fine with my other breeds, but they've been in with my Kelso roo for a while now but even though they usually lay like crazy, they haven't since moult.
I'm going to have 2 hoop coops. One for roos and one for hens. Ill also have at least 4 breeds that have to be separated, but trying to make that a minimum. I have bantams, but those will probably stay penned by breed since I have similar egg color with most of them. Just need to figure out a way to have more breeds together and less going on out there. I want thing easy to move when I move and as little to have to move as I can.
I slept most of yesterday. Went out last night about 9pm and topped off feeders and waterers and found my 2 best Lionhead bucks dead. I had bought those 3 rabbits that I thought might be Chinchillas and they were so thin. I had kept them inside untill they looked better, but they all died. I'm terrified they made my others sick. I can't believe I've been losing rabbits. Last week and week before I lost my oldest Lionhead doe who was close to 6 years old and then one of my newer does and breeds. I'm sick about it. I always quarantine, but these were not done as long as I usually do. I don't know what I was thinking, but my babies are sure paying for it.
I swear there's something else going on with my arm. I've had broken bones, but nothing that could be cast and this is hurting more. I hope once it heals they don't have to rebreak it and start over. I just have a horrible feeling since that's the way my life goes.
I think since Dakotah is off at his dad's and Makayla is with her mom until a little later, I may go to that auction and see what kinds of supplies they have. Not buying anything living for now until my yard is done the way I want and I know I'm not bringing home health problems. Although before Kayla started kindergarten I was able to look at things closer and longer and talk to the vets. Hmmmm I did chores last night, so maybe I should just get a shower and go look around. Better hurry though so I can check things out.