Well, it's official. I finished the tractor coop, and the Speckled Sussex and Mr. Tankity Tank Tank were put together in their new home this evening (early enough to see each other a bit - lots of sexy activity goin' on, lots and lots of squatting - this was WAY overdue in their eyes, I think!). I may actually miss having to round Tankity Poo up every night and put him to bed - I had a last cuddle with him:
I went back out a minute ago to put them on the roosts if they were sleeping on the ground - and they were all lined up on the roosts, with Tank in the middle and the girls all around him snuggling against him. They all looked VERY happy - it's been a VERY long courtship. They'll be locked in here for about a week to learn that this is home before I let them out in a paddock. The paddock will have to have overhead coverage, because the SS's are escape artists...
In addition to him acting as lead for this little family, he's around as a back up NN rooster. Longer term I may put the Aloha NN girls with him (depends on the male female mix I get with these chicks and how the boys look - I really do need to keep the number of roosters down).
- Ant Farm
This is a true love story, lol. They should give you some beautiful birds. I forgot, who is your number one roo with nn? Apoc?!
And you did great job making this tractor. It was worth the time you spent on building it.
Thanks!!! It was hard but yes, indeed, it was worth it!
El Hefe number one in the main NN flock is Severus Snape.
Apoc is on his own in a separate tractor (similar to this one), and has not been let out in a while because he escapes his paddock and then ends up causing fights through the fences with the other roos - Poor fella. He will need to wait about 5 more months until he gets his own girls - hope he doesn't lose his little rooster mind by then. I'm going to try to set up a paddock for him the will contain him, but it will be lots of work, so I haven't gotten to it yet.