So on my Instagram there is this lady, and she is sort of on on here... She had gotten three rheas 1 male and 2 female, but sadly the male and the one female died, so now she has Lillian and she is fully grown and lives with all the ducks, geese, goats,and turkeys! I have been purposely showing my mom her pics, becuase I have always been interested in them, and I was like "they are not that big, not like a ostrich" they didn't believe me until they saw the size comparison next to a mini Pygmy goat and she wasn't more than 4 ft. Tall and 2ft wide.... So I am talking them into it, 1 step at a time........
Ohhhhhhhh Sally I forgot all bout my favorite birds from this year.... A pair of call ducks, a pair of Sebbie geese, my Swedish duck that I won shows with, a red Cochin bantam frizzle, and the story of the hawk attack surviving silkie...Plus my austrolorps to show and breed... That I donated eggs from.. MORE PICS!!!! There is before and after pics of the silkie, and she was barely alive when I found her after 5 minutes of being outside, and I ran to turn off the water... I hawk came down and attacked her and scalped her, but luckily the Sebbie geese got it off and scared it away... I brought her in and cleaned it up and put some stuff on it,a don packed it... I took it off later and kept it off, and she lived off of Gatorade drank through a syringe.... She was in for about 2 months in my room with twizzler in the box next to her to keep her company... So I took her out now that it is pretty healed up, with only feathers needing to grow back in on the wound... Now she is living outside with Blue the silkie roo!! And twizzler... Well.., she hates other birds, and they hate her.., so she is a bedroom chicken.,,
I agree with everyone else (now that I passed those posts...lol)....it's totally terrific to see your passion for your birds!
Love, LOVE, LOVE your enthusiasm!!
25 roosters would do the trick...
(Shhhhhhhh...don't tell anyone I have 25 roosters)
Seriously though, sorry to hear that fertility has dropped. Can you get a new guy? Wouldn't take long to be back in business.
I had a good one, but lost him right before Christmas. I've got a young guy out there now, but I don't think he's earned his privileges yet. hopefully in the next month or so.