I recently "adopted" 10 Isa browns and 10 Australorps. I have lost 3 of the Australorps to predators (probably foxes), and I think we have the coop indefensible now. As the chicks have grown, we have come to the realization that one of the australorps is in fact a rooster. We do not want a rooster, and will probably be taking it to a butcher. Otherwise, I am really happy with my girls. They come when I call them, and have recently started jumping up on my lap when I coax them. I really need to know when I should start expecting eggs, and when is a good time to take the rooster in. If anyone can help with these, please let me know. Thanks.
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