Originally Posted by Outpost JWB
They are doing good. Haven't lost any in a few weeks. Not laying any eggs though......slackers. I felt so embarrassed the other day when I had to buy eggs at the grocery:hide
I mean really, I've got over 100 chickens! That would be like a dairy farmer with 50 head of Holstein cows buying milk:/
Well, I'm glad they're doing well... I commiserate with you on the slackers... haven't seen a Marans or Legbar egg in over a week... get an egg *maybe* once every other day from the other pens...
The Calls I got from mini are outlaying all my flocks! And it looks like a massacre out there each day... have to count beaks just to make sure, but it'sjust their awful molt...
Originally Posted by WalnutHill
Agreed, type is the first criteria. I do need the color diversity, though, since I am still working on improving my Narragansetts and Golden Narragansetts and APA standard weight hens with great conformation are hard to find.
I sooo cannot wait til Spring... poults!!!
Originally Posted by Pyxis
Well the birds are mad at me. I had three cockerels and a bunch of silkies that refused to sleep in the coop - the silkies will get their own coop come spring but for this winter they need to sleep with everyone else. And the two cockerels were sleeping right on my back deck, so the crowing was very loud during the night and in the morning.
So I had to lock everyone in the coop. I was trying just moving them at night but it wasn't working. No one is happy about it and I feel bad. Well, I take that back - the cemanis are happy about it because they get to have supervised free range time now that there aren't other roosters in the yard that might mate the hens.
Anyway, everyone has to be locked up for the next three days at least to convince everyone that they need to be sleeping in the coop. They are not pleased, but what can you do?
Ugh, I hate the gotta move them and get them adjusted to change bit... they're a right PITA, but not as bad as ducks, thankfully...