Thursday, July 21, 2011

the year of CRAP

Name 15 awful things that can happen to a chicken owner, with red mites in the coop being the Worst Thing Possible, and I've been hit with absolutely everything the past year.

I'm so fed up.

Exhausted physically, mentally and financially.

It's not much fun anymore, even if I love those chooks with all my heart.

Death #4 since the beginning of July in progress this morning, my Sweetie is in a coma and will cross the bridge today after weeks of declining health. I'm thinking liver failure as her face is yellow, but for sure she is anemic from the blood-sucking vampire mites.

I'm not sure I even want to go on being a chicken mama, since I obviously stink at it.

So. Tired.

7 comments:

AutumnSkyRanch said...

I'm sorry you've had such a tough year with your chickens. If you need help with any health issues, Terry Golson at Hen Blog is very helpful and happy to answer questions. She may have some preventative ideas for you.

Anke said...

I'm so sorry it has been such a rough year for you.

~ deb ~ said...

I hate that for you .. I've had a tough summer with my Chickens also ..

This.too.shall.pass.

*hugs*

the cake chick said...

I am so sad for you. When it's good it is so good and then bad stuff starts to happen and it is so hard. Hang in there. Your other girls need their mamma too.

the cake chick said...

I am so sad for you. When it's good it is so good and then bad stuff starts to happen and it is so hard. Hang in there. Your other girls need their mamma too.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so sorry. My heart aches for you. ((HUGS))

Foothills Poultry said...

Sorry you have had so much to deal with. A few years ago I was ready to give up on my birds. There are times it takes everything to get through to the better times.

~~Matt~~