Now this is more like it, flock take 2...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wildcat chix, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here we go again - round 2 with the chicken flock and hopefully a little more prepared than last year.

    We started out with 2 roosters that were almost exclusively free-ranged, then added another rooster and a hen a few weeks ago. When we got the 3rd roo and the hen we built pens for them all, putting the original 2 roosters together, no problems at all.

    We added a trio of Japanese bantams last week and reshuffled the others a bit. The OEG roo decided he was going to fight all the other roos so we started looking for a home for him. (Between the Japanese hens, we're getting one egg every day already!)
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    We went out this morning and got 4 more hens and 2 of the weirdest looking chickens I've ever seen -
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    We got the new ones home around noon and by 3:30 we had our first new egg!
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    You can't really see it clearly, but the new black hens all have top knots. The guy we got them from said they are, "Polish mix of some sort, I dunno, CHICKENS" so I that's what we have to go on...only 4 toes, so probably not silkie mixes. We don't really care, they're chickens, AND they're already laying = BONUS!!!

    All that's left now is to go out and catch Clyde and put him up for the night so I can take him to his new home in the morning. He has no idea, but he has 6 unclaimed hens waiting for him when he gets there. I hope he likes it there.

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