Originally Posted by OrganicFarmWife
My little brother came down and helped me work on the tractor. He started the roof and is repairing some of my larger mistakes 😁
I had to laugh at this - been there, done that, got the T-shirt, bumper sticker, and tattoo! I swear, most of my "projects" take so long because of all the time I spend undoing things and redoing them right. One of the reasons that I am doing what I am with the rabbitry roof is that I made the roof pitch too shallow when I first built it, and it has always leaked. Plywood and shingles are much quieter in a hard rain than metal, but unless I want to rebuild basically from the ground up, I had to go with a material that can be that slope and not leak (and cleaning up a construction site provided all this unused and unwanted metal) . . . . Sorry, bunnies, but it's gonna be noisy from now on.
Sorry about the losses - I'm betting we've all been there and done that too (I know I sure have!) As disappointing and frustrating as losing them is, when it happens as a result of something you are in some way responsible for (like equipment or your other animals) the "guilt factor" makes it particularly painful.
Feeling a tad guilty myself this morning. The chickens in the new coop had been housed in 4 separate cages, and I knew that things might not go smoothly when I put them all together. There were a total of 5 Barred Rock hens, 3 California Whites (Leghorn hybrid), 3 Easter Egger hens and an Easter Egger rooster. The EE's and the BR's seem to be getting things worked out relatively OK, but I could see that the White girls weren't assimilating well. They spent a lot of time in the coop, and when in the run, seemed to be practically joined at the wing. Well, a couple of days ago, one was out in the run by herself, and when BB2K found her, she seemed almost comatose and had a nasty, bloody wound on her head. Soooo, she has been moved into a rabbit cage by herself, her "sisters" are in a large cage next to her; looks like I get to build yet one more coop/tractor/whatever.