Bernie and I have had a multi text day.
After we gave some immigrant birds to the father of Mrs Oz, We were left with 16 hens and 11 roosters. We also had 5 prs of local chickens in there as they were abandoned by their mom to sit on another nest of eggs.
One of the RIR hens was found dead today. No contagious symptoms. Just dead as happens every now and then.
The roosters have been causing a bit of a stir harassing the smaller younger local roosters. The younger guys, coming from the background they do, wont back down.
Time to do something about the roos.
My father in law insists on taking them and swapping them for dressed birds. We will give him 7. Keeping the wyandotte marans and australorp.
Tomorrow Bernie will sell the 5 local roos in the market. I am hoping to turn the 5 local hens into broody machines.