AND since I removed the two CLB roos to the coop outside (remember - they are in that plastic brooder with a well-supported heat lamp) the chicks inside the house have settled down nicely. They were all over the place and very excitable with the CLB around. Those two roos are beautiful too.
I am committed to keeping the SS roo though and two roos (already have the barred rock, Tom Hanks) will be plenty for me.
At this time I will have 2 ISA's (great layers)
1 barred rock (gilda radner)
and they are in a coop with Tom.
Then I have the two RIR's (Ruby is finally getting feathers back on her back after Tom's exploits) in the large coop with the two CLB and their brooder.
So that is five hens but the two RIR are not laying real well right now.
Then I will have the two SS and one roo;
two California Whites,
two buff orphingtons. That is 13 hens for now.
Fifteen more coming? I dunno. I am thinking of cancelling that 15 from Cackles IF no one else wants a few of them. I go back and forth on the cancellation. I would love to have the different colored eggs.