We have a BR rooster and 3 RIR Roosters, BR stays with the hens and the RIR's patrol the area .won't even go in the coop. The Amerecuana that my friend got in April is the one that is making us wonder. Hens are all mad cause it gets in their favorite nest lol.
Selling 2 of the RIR's today,
All in all would say it wasn't to bad of a first year free ranging our flock lost 2 egg layers and the cornish x that we got to laying, we are almost done winterizing before weather gets bad here. They like the nests put in hay bales we stacked around the inside to give added warmth. made little cave in the bottom that we can put a barrier in front of for when the chicks hatch, as we have 2 hens that aren't interested in brooding but love to raise babies, thinking might be a good idea to put both of them in there when the chicks hatch, any opinions on 1 or 2 hens?
The flock really likes their FF now it's getting colder added in 1 tsp of cayenne pepper to a 5 gal bucket along with the garlic we are keeping in it.
Edited by slordaz - 10/24/15 at 6:12am