So, I have ordered 6 birds to add to my flock that will be here March 30th. 6 is a really small order of birds, and in order to keep my future chickens safe they are putting 10-15 males in the box to keep my babies warm. I have been advised to keep the males for a couple of weeks, and then I have a feed store that I am donating them to. Has anyone had any experience with having to give up their babies? Is it hard to say goodbye? I know that they will be safe, I just want reassurance that I am emotionally capable of handing off something I've raised for two weeks.
If anyone has any personal experience they'd like to share it'd be very much appreciated.