Glad to finally hear it. Not sure I'll ever get back to anything close to normal, but we'll see.
And yes, I know you like it rough, and its so much fun for me to give you a hard time!
Ok, here is my chicken update. These Ams are gorgeous! I will get some pics up tomorrow. The problem now, though, is there are still 7 cockerels in the pen. They are starting to crow, and one is trying to mount the hens. My wife said when she got home Wednesday, 2 of the boys were really going at it, necks flared and all, and the girls were flying all around because they were scared. Time to thin the herd, so I have them advertised now. I know the keepers, one of each color. The black will be in the AM pen for sure, and I'm going to try and keep the splash in there as well, leaving the blue for the BCM pullets that are growing out. If I can't keep two boys in the Am pen, I may sell my Easter egger rooster in the mixed pen and replace him with the splash. I hadn't planned on keeping the splash, but he is gorgeous, and my wife is in love with him.
I'm also hoping that the pullets will start laying sometime in the next 3 weeks or so
7 cockerels out of how many? How did you end up with that many boys!
I saw Armand trying to mount Katherine the other day. I never saw him succeed, but I'm sure he has. He gets close to the lavender girls too, but I'm not sure if he's trying to fight with them, or court them yet. Louie is still only interested in the stupid silkies. But he's getting way too big for them, so I've got to get them away from each other soon.
I will try and get some good pictures tomorrow. I'm with sidewing, when you put well bred birds beside hatchery birds, the difference is obvious. These birds are beautiful, and I have never seen beards this full. I wasn't going to keep the splash, just because I wanted more blue and black chicks, but he really is beautiful, and has a very nice type. I am so ready for these girls to start laying so I can start hatching
Now you're just teasing us...