Well, i did it today. I went to the auction, still hoping for a broody-ish girl.
Aaaanyway, so there i was with all those roosters, and i spy one that looks like a cross between a blue laced red wyendotte and a EE of some sort. Something in his eyes reminded me of my lost rooster, and i wanted him. I bid, but stopped thinking a decent person was buying him, but no it was an asian group who tied him up and stuffed him into a plastic trash sack. I went to tears and bought him, so now i have a roo i don't need. But he is pretty......... And my remaining lemon blue hen who was lonely seems to be following him everywhere. He's still a baby, no spurs yet even. Buut he built a few nests, and even after being starved all day would not eat a corndog until after the women and children ate...........
I also sold my orp to a nice family that was wanting some at the auction, i miss her but she just didn't fit in and she was mean and lonely. So they get an egg layer, i got peace in my coop. I really hope she is happy with the new family, and bonds to one of their roosters better than she did mine.......She wasn't going to brood and i was feeling sad for her but i can't have the others too scared to drink, especially with winter coming on.
I am going to have to use the cheapo tractor supply brooder, my friend bought one ages ago for turtle eggs and never used it. (I thought of daron, but dipping the eggs would cut my hatch rate prob. by 50%, no good.)
Idk what i'm gonna do with extra roosters, but even the long walk is kinder than suffocating. :(