Originally Posted by uzisuzuki @coop410silkies
My first winter with chickens last year, my Sebright rooster lost a couple tips on his comb. Unfortunately for him, I hadn't figured out the whole humidity thing. I hadn't planned on keeping Memnoch if he started really fighting with Odysseus, but he was my first hatched chicken & I quickly realised I was going to keep him. So, Memnoch was the victim of my stupidity on humidity again since at night he's in makeshift coop inside the main coop. When I saw his comb, I realised what I had done wrong with his sleeping coop & felt kinda dumb for not thinking of that sooner. Kind of a repeating theme with my brain injury.
I hope I can keep him from losing too many tips because he & I have matching swoops & swirls when I put my hair up.
Thank you for the good luck! I'm trying to finish my degree in art history so I can stop driving myself bonkers by being an accountant for a state government agency. I was worried I would finish this 1st semester due to my brain injury, but I did it. It was rough but I made it from start to finish. Might become a historian yet.
There needs to be people who will take care of things that can't take care of themselves, whether it's people or animals. I guess I'm of the mind that if I can help, I should help. However, I'm pretty sure that's what ended me up with 11 chickens & 3 peafowl in 8 months! LOL
I am beginning to get the feeling that you ARE Memnoch's points.
Yes, there are people who are Caregivers, and they would have no purpose in life if there weren't Beings in the world who needed their care. I imagine you could call these needful Beings a gift, even.
OK, back to Memnoch, who is so obviously special: what is it you should have done but didn't do about the humidity? Is he the only bird that got frostbite, and it was because of his special sleeping coop arrangement? I think you know stuff that would help me manage my birds. you make me think that frostbite is avoidable?
I love your fascinating and beautiful flock; you seem to be doing a pictorial history of them, and I am so benefitted. Hope you get to fire your current boss who is driving you bonkers!