We lost another chicken yesterday. It was one of our black and white ones. I looked all over for feathers but nada. I’m guessing it was the fox since he’s coming nightly to try and get compost( it’s closed). But foxes do hunt in the day. It always makes me sad to lose one. Now there are only 4. We aren’t planning on getting chickens this year but maybe next. I think we all need a break from the daily chicken routine. But I do love having chickens though and they eat bugs and keep snakes away. Still, the morning and night routines do get old and we have to lock them up as the raccoons would get in their pen.
I’m still checking daily on jury duty but there are 2 more days and last time I did get called on Friday which was weird.
There’s still a lot of uncertainty with things financially and with B finally giving his resignation. We think now that the long term disability we were counting on for the next 5 months won’t happen since he will be retired from UNFI. He’s still medically unable to work but because he will have left UNFI by Feb 1st we think they will say that’s that then. Has anyone had this happen or been in a similar situation and still was able to get the long term disability? Hartford has tried everything not to pay and succeeded so I’m guessing they will win on this one too.
Some good news is though Merck, the drug company, approved B getting the Tier 5 drug Noxafil for free. That would have been an initial $2000 approx for the first month. I think it was @ 1750 or around that. So that is great news.
With that being resolved we can now drop the Cobra and just do Medicare and supplementals. It’s kinda scary giving up the Cobra but really it’s been a royal PITA. Especially the prescription part. The one thing I need to check is if we can keep the Cobra for just the dental and vision. Before with the other provider, we could but as of January 1st, the provider changed. Actually, that’s when the issues with the prescription part started happening.
So still lots of things up in the air.
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Glad you will be able to drop COBRA for medical at least and not have that large prescription payment.
yes, the medical is almost $600.00 so that’s a big saving. Hopefully, it all works out:)
I have no advice on negotiating the minefield of your medical system. Good luck.
Our neighbour has chickens. Last night, around midnight, I heard them clucking away. They didn’t sound happy. I do hope there was no cat or fox or snake after them.
I checked again today and no trace of Ms. Chicken. I’m guessing a fox just broke it’s neck and ran off with her. Usually, there’s all kinds of squawking and we run outside and have actually saved a few from an untimely death.
That’s no good.
When we were in California for Christmas the Airbnb we stayed at had a coop with three chickens in it. They seemed to a timer to release food for them, but we were encouraged to gather any eggs they produced.
You have to close in chickens at night unless their pen has a cover of some sort. Our chickens are free-range and wander outside their pen. But at night they are closed front and back.!
My brother who has chickens feels similar.