Speaking of pictures, I finally decided to get a small camera... out of stock. I will have to look around for one. I would have liked to have has one in my pocket earlier today.
The 4 Serama cockerels started crowing before 6am this morning in the garage! Who needs an alarm clock?! Since my rooster died, I'd been considering keep 2 of the 4 to replace him. Not any more! They are loud! I will keep the smallest little silkied boy, Bueno, since he has the softest crow.
This morning, I took Bueno over by the free ranging hens to see how they'd react. One of the older hens was very interested in him. She kind of sidled over to him and dropped a wing!! Little hussy. And here I was thinking she was going to pulverize him! He did his best tippy toe crowing, scratched all around and offered up treats, which created much interest, but no takers. He's still significantly smaller (about 10 wks now) and still peeps so not really threatening, and it seems they will accept him just fine. We sat out under the oak tree for about half an hour before crazy broody Stumpy came screaming out of the coop, ran over to where the hens and Bueno were hanging out, and promptly went after him!! He dodged away from her, strategic retreat, but held his ground, the good boy. I was tempted to leave him out there with the girls, but when I walked around to the other side of the tree to check the water, he came running after me! So after a brief consultation, we decided he should go back into the brooder pen. He was well received since he brought the other chicks some kale leaves. Good thing I'm not attached to this little guy.
Bummer I didn't have a camera with me. My phone sucks and my good camera is so big it's hard to do anything else when I have it with me.
Now I have to sell the other 3 boys, and maybe one of the pullets. It's so hard. I'm sure I will find my backbone at 6am tomorrow morning!