I love chickens, but am terribly allergic to them so cannot go in the coop and touch them My husband brought home chickens to eat bugs in the yard. The kids told him not to because knowing how he is he would make them take care of them. Well I named them and love them. He says since they have been made pets he has no responsibility to them. they are ours.(mine and kids) Be cause of my dangerous asthma I have trouble doing what needs to be done like clipping the scissor beak and cleaning the coop. We lost 2 chickens in the last few days one to a predator ( my guess and another fell in duck pool and drowned. Both hens.) I just think he does not do enough to take care of them and maybe i am wrong, but he yells and screams at me because I am upset: that they are just chickens. It is always hens we lose. Now we have like 10 rosters and 3 hens left. I am just hurt and upset and cannot think straight. it is frustrating to have the dealing of chronic asthma and depend on others to take care of things you would do if you could. I could just use anyone's call or understanding on this. maybe it is me that is wrong in all this. We got into it because they are just dumb birds to him and he was mad I was upset. Not only because 2 dead hens, but the one mama had no food or water in her cage with her baby and he was mad we let her sit on eggs. I did not know anything about this at all. How could I keep her form setting.? I cannot get to inside the barn without seizing up. Thoughts?