I'm thinkin' about giving up and finding new homes for all my birds. I love them so. We've had 10+ REALLY GOOD YEARS. But I've begun to think they deserve so much more than I can give them. I feel like I am NOT a good care giver anymore. I used to think I was, but now I think I was just deceiving myself. We're under attack by a %$#@ weasel or mink. Our first in our 10+ years of having birds. I thought we had nice pens and coops. But now I realize NOTHING is really safe. The more I read on BYC, the more I realize how bad a caregiver I've been. So much I SHOULD have known or found out before ever even getting the birds. We've learned so much the hard way. Now we have so many..... too many to take care of properly. Plus my 81-year-old mother with severe dimentia, Parkinson's Disease, and Diabetes II came to live with us last December. I can't take care of them and her too. My DH feeds for me, but he doesn't LOVE the birds like I do, so sometimes when someone is getting sick, it's days before anyone notices. They deserve better than this. Maybe I'm just too tired right now or something. We haven't been sleeping too well since the last attack from the weasel/mink. We sleep with the window open just listening and waiting..... waiting and listening. Nothing has happened in three nights, but still we feel like we can't let our guard down. I wish we could catch the rascal. Anyone in Western North Carolina or East Tennessee or South Carolina or even Virginia looking for some FINE birds to be pets or breeding stock only??? We don't raise meat birds. We've got chickens, muscovy ducks, guinea hens..... just to name a few. The turkeys aren't going anywhere. We plan to sell the peacocks. The pheasant and the two quail aren't going anywhere either, I don't suppose. Maybe, HOPEFULLY, I'll feel better in the morning. I sure hope so. Thanks for listening.