Originally Posted by ejb3810
Ralphie, it is so good of you to offer a chicken coop cleaning apprentice program at no charge. I would surely avail myself of the opportunity if not for previous commitments.
It is low 30s this morning near the big lake with a few rain drops. Better weather can not be far off?
All of you who are tending to chicks are to be commended for your dedication. I have long ago passed into the land of the lazy chicken keepers who do not deal with these tasks until real spring weather is in full force.
It will be interesting to learn if Bert Jr. is soon able to produce any fertility with his partners.
I am hoping he will become fertile as spring approaches. I have been letting them out of the breeding pens to wander about also, thinking the activity might help. It is a pain to let them out because I have to keep all the other birds locked up. I only allow one group of birds out at a time just to maintain breed integrity.
Also I only have 2 of the hens laying eggs at this time, one CX and Bertha the CX rainbow cross.
I have resisted putting them with Ed for the same reason, I am being optimistic they will breed.
I let King George out today with the British gals, around noon I will run them in and let out the layers. .