Well, we have returned from the trip to Colorado for my grandmother's funeral.
The new chicken pen/tractor thing worked out ok for the attacking rooster problem, but I still prefer to have them out in the big pen/coop where they can run around more and eat more bugs/vegetation/scraps and they don't make a mess of their water.
We shall see what happens with it. So far, I have declared dh to be the chicken caretaker because....
I am pregnant! I decided that my stomach cannot handle concentrated chicken poo smell at this time.
I don't know whether this pregnancy will be any different than my other 3 pregnancies, what with the allergies being treated and all. I have not gone to the doc yet, but plan to bring up my prior allergy experiences. Although I have done well with most things for months now, I really hesitate to get pumped up full of corny junk from the IV's (all but the pure saline contain corn). The last birth I did naturally, so I (think) I am going to try going that route again.....(although the epidural is sooooo tempting!). The natural route will minimize exposure to corn, that is for sure.
And no, I really am not entertaining home birth as an option, and there are no birthing centers near enough to do me any good.