Yes, my daughter loves coming by your place. Kate. She is our resident chicken holder, and chases them back into their pen after they free range. My boy is the backbone of the operation as he collects the eggs, feeds the birds. Mama and I do the coop construction. She does the measuring, board holding, and anything that requires four sets of hands. We got a electric collar for Olivia. However, I think it is moot as she hasn't offered to jump the fence lately. I think she either forgot how, or finally developed an attachment. She likes to follow my daughter around the yard. My wife walks her daily. I think wherever she came from the women were nicer to her. She'll hang out with us guys, but is more drawn to the ladies.
I haven't ran into my neighbor lately, even though I had the day off. Usually, he is curious about whatever I am constructing. We are mostly done with the next coop for the Chocolate/Mottled Orpington girls that need to live outside. That will give us 9 hens to two roos. Then, I can cull the less attractive son of Lucky that when Lucky is free ranging runs up to his coop and tells him off. His other son, that resembles him in an EE comb, lives with him and minds his manners. His daddy crows, but his son doesn't dare. Once, his PBR looking son is culled, I will be able to move my Splash/Blue Americaunas into that pen, and leave the BCM's in their own pen. I will bring Blue or Splash hen over to the BCM pen when I want to make an Olive Egger.
The PBR's. EE's, and Buff Orpingtons all live in the egg eating pen with his son. And, would you believe Lucky still has a thing for Buff Orpingtons? When he jumps onto of the Little Giant galvanized feeders he always has a Buff Orpington hen with him.
Edited by RoosterCogburn7 - 10/13/15 at 3:54pm