in order to help pay for feed and such, i had eggs hatching every thursday. just 10 to 12, but at $1.50 a piece, they helped pay my feed for that week. then the fowl pox came and chicks started dying. then this contant rain creating mold and more chicks dying. and now some of the adults are starting to get sick. everyday i turn around and i think, okay...wonder whose died today. i know i read where people said, when it's no longer fun, you just need to give it up. i'm definitely not giving it up, because i know i can win the war as soon as it stops raining, but the battles sure are getting to me. and my house is a mess. the ground is so gross, and the smell is getting quite sour in some areas. and the fire ants just won't go away. they're in the feed, they're in breeding pens, they're under the feeders and the waterers....the the mosquitos are relentless. every night i use the fogger. i can't mow the grass, there's too much water everywhere. my cows are in muck, my horse is in muck, my back pasture has those grey pelican looking birds that live on marsh land.... so the chicks will be safer, i have over 75 inside my house. which leads to constant chirping and chirping and chirping.... finally had two days of sunshine this weekend and then another 2 inches of rain last night to re-wet everything that looked like it was about to dry.