You want to trade the black chicks for different colored chicks, you mean?
Imma Okie, that cockerel is beautiful. I'm one of those people who can't turn loose of a bird I raised so I've got too many boys as it is, my husband is worse than me come to find out. But yours sure is pretty. You could always build him a bachelor pen and give him a couple girls, that's why I'm in the process of doing. I don't like to eat enough to butcher my little buddies, no one at my house is going to starve to death if they don't eat chicken :)
We got the 4x4's set finally for the pen for the 3 turkeys in the back yard. It's going to be 15x20. It doesn't look too small when you're standing in it, I hope there's enough room. I wish I could let them free range since they're such big birds. But I just know they'd fly right into the front yard where all my dogs are. They can easily get over the dog's 5' fence even with clipped wings. So they'll have a covered pen and I won't have to clip their pretty wings. Got the posts set for 2 other 10x10 pens, too. Even if none of my eggs hatch at Carl's I'm going to try again for Ameraucanas and Dark Brahmas, I want those 2 breeds. Out of the 6 Bantam Faverolles as far as I can tell I've got 5 girls and 1 boy-too cool if that's the case.
My Serama, Channing, is going to have a small pen with a park bench and table and umbrella in it so he can be outside and scratch around like a real chicken when I'm outside. I can't bear to leave him out there overnight though, he's so little he'd get carried off by a beetle :-(
Thank you, Ksane! He may just get his own little area. I told myself that I would be able to butcher the roos, but that's not workin' out too well. I did nearly wring one of my hen's neck the other day when I caught her red handed (the better idiom would be egg on her face) eating eggs! I am now on patrol and if I catch any more eggs broken, the hen gets it!
It sounds like a poultry paradise at your place!
I'm off my rocker.
I'm off my rocker.