we would really need people who live in other states that could be a part of the initial process and start a state chapter so that would be great if your interested.
I've experienced the same thing. Mine were very hearty eaters until about a month ago when they reached the age of 12-14 weeks. Now they seem to prefer to forage more and have even left some of the fermented feed in their food dish in favor of grass/greens and insects.
We have ... chick, singular.
I put eleven eggs under hens, and was hoping for a bit better, but all the air sacs were bad. Five developed, but of those five, only one hatched. A male.
Ah well, we'll wait until fall when it cools off, and then order a few pullets for him from someone. We had two broodies, but one is nothing but feathers and attitude (hasn't been eating enough) and the other will be given the chick to raise, so no more broodies to hatch shipped eggs with.
(I have a large cabinet 'bator but I don't want to fire it up for just a handful of eggs.)
When I bred treeing walker coonhounds I started the coffee county hounds man association and have been seriously considering starting a club for the Bielefelders. We would really need a dedicated core group to get things off the ground. Who would be interested in joining??