Attached to so many emotionally. But to be fair I really dont want to go into this mountain winter weather with so many. I have sold some of the hutches/houses. And I changed the building from 8 runs to 4 runs. Less breeds, less varieties of a breed. More elbow room for the varieties I am keeping. Maybe I am a fickle person? When I go outside they see me and come running. Not just one or two but all that are free ranging. Right now Only half free range one day and the other half free range the next day. They want out. They really want to roam. But we have predators. And we have talked to hunters about the coyotes, fox, hawk, bear, etc.
I had thought we got the predator situation under control during the summer. Obviously we did not.
I understand the barn fell in on you(them). I pray all works out for you.
Does your TSC run their animal swap Once a month or every Saturday? Does it end when the weather turns cold? Does it go year round?
I gave some away that were project English Orpingtons. I had spent 3 years trying to create Blue Laced Red Eng Orps. Close, but when my third year, third generation came out looking exactly like the second generation and I waited til the 4th month to see how they were feathering they were all given away. I gave up. Even though English Orps are slow to feather,...
Know when to fold and know when to hold.
No more giving away project birds. It has proven expensive.
No more project birds. Too expensive.
I want to make sure all is well and I am certain, certain chickens I can let go of. I have held on too long for some and it is causing me heartbreak.
I must get my numbers under two dozen and my sons numbers under two dozen for rhe cost of the feed alone through the l-o-n-g
Edited by ApiaryandAviary - 10/4/15 at 9:33pm