The last chick from my hatches of Oct, Nov and Dec has gone to her new home with helmstead. I only kept two Barred Rock sons of Hawkeye and Lexie, Gabriel and Zane. Today was their first day in with the BIG EVIL WOMEN in the main coop. They had been living in the nursery coop with Hawkeye and the blue Ameraucana pullet who is now living with Kate. Zane is a bit young at just over 9 weeks old, but it was either put him with his older brother and the laying flock or put him in with 20 four-week-old chicks, neither situation being the ideal one, but neither was him being alone. The feed situation isn't the best for that one youngster, but I made the feed ratio heavy on the Rockin-Rooster Booster pelleted feed so the calcium levels are very low for the young cockerels, but the protein level in Rooster Booster is 20%. I will move the oyster shell out where the girls don't forget to eat it and in a few weeks, the feed will go back to being heavy on the layer pellets. I cleaned out the big nursery coop and moved the 20 babies over from the broody pen to the other, much larger side where they immediately began sparring, running, jumping and flying in earnest. They really felt liberated! And it will be more sanitary with much more floor space/shavings. Whew! We had a nice visit and lunch with Kate, Ben and their two adorable, well-behaved kids. It was great to see them again and be with some chicken-crazy people just like us, LOL. Thank you, Kate, for giving my little blue girl a nice home and for helping me with the Lexie problem today-didn't think you'd be Nurse Kate today, did ya?