I do not want to get rid of her, ever. She is one of my nicest chickens! I just want her to forget about being a mommy right now. She can be a Mommy in July if she wants.
Right now her job is to just ovulate and give me an egg a day!
I am really excited about the black EE. I might have my own experiment like Jerry has, see If I can produce a blue egg laying black bird. I already have the white blue egg layers if I can keep the white sport line going.
Beings you are now experienced in spring coop cleaning you could come over here and put on a seminar for others.
Yes, I have some breeding experiments going on in my brain, too. I love the look of black hens. And buff/brownish ones. And speckled ones.
The problem is choosing just one or two to try this year, of course. So I did the logical thing and went in on a mixed assortment of heavy breeds with a friend of mine; it's from Sand Hill Preservation. I did this for my very first flock, and loved matching up the list of included birds with chick ID pages.
LOL - I might give that seminar if I knew it would get me free admission to the next shooting sports seminar! I have that droppings board now, with a thick layer of lime and sand, so I turn on some island music and get into this Zen Gardening mode haha. It looks and smells so nice in there when you're done.