Quincy my Big Rooster
It all started when one of my hens went broody! At first we thought she was egg bound so we gave her scrambled eggs and a nice bath! I know, I know, you must be thinking "What in the world were you guys thinking!?" but we were new at this and we did not know the signs of a broody hen. After all of those attempts to get her un egg bound we realized that maybe she is broody! To this day I am a little shocked that she stayed broody even after that bath! She must have been really determined to hatch those eggs. After a couple of days of looking on Craigslist we found Lavender Orpington chicks in Seattle for $7. The next day we were headed out to Seattle. After a couple of hours we finally arrived! We got 4 baby Lavender Orpington chicks! I was so excited! Once we got home I put the chicks under our broody hen. At first the hen was pecking at the chicks but after a few minutes she calmed down and started to take care of the chicks! When the chicks turned 2 weeks old I finally named them! I knew we had 2 roosters and 2 hens. So I named them Quincy, George, Ava, and Ella. As they got olderI was able to see that they were developing their own personalities! Quincy was very shy, he would freak out over the dumbest things and he was very quiet. The thing that caught my attention was that he was very pretty! Much prettier than his brother! When they were 3 months old my hen still had not weaned them! So we had to wean them ourselves! For the first couple of days their mother sat there pacing back and forth at the chicken coop door. Finally she wandered off to join the rest of the flock and never came back to her chicks. It took 2 months to integrate the chicks to the flock. Their mother was really aggressive towards them! Once they were finally accepted into the flock I was pretty sure I wanted to keep Quincy, Ava, and Ella. We only wanted to keep one rooster. It was really hard to decide because George was really good at protecting the flock and he was the first one to start mating with the hens, but there was something special about Quincy. Finally one day we got rid of George. It was sad to see him go but we only wanted to keep one rooster. Quincy was now big bird in the flock and he knew it! He has been a joy to have and he is doing very good at protecting the flock and mating with the hens! I love Quincy to pieces and I would never trade him for anything!
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