You know the old adage "Make hay while the sun shines" on Wednesday, we had 34 degrees and full sun....ewe fleece was dry and all fluffy- they looked like big pillows. I worked in the barn. I sorted and leg banded my 3 1/2 month old Blue Laced Red Wyandottes....9 roosters and 11 pullets.
I sold a trio and sold a group of butcher roos. I have 8 remaining.......7 for sure pullets and one roo/pullet- time will tell. So I took down another chicken pen...I am working the chickenholic 12 step program.....my theory being less pens less chickens that can be kept......I started with 4 big pens and I am down to two,,,Selling a few more hens, by late March I will be down to only a few>>>my BLRW roo Beach Boy and 10 BLRW hens. The empty pen will become a nursery for goat kids.....I will bottle fed the doe kids- make for tamer quieter gentler milk does.
Now I have to be honest the hen pen is good sized and it has two brooder/broody hen hutches on one side Each is 2 ft wide x 4ft long x 2ft high,,,, SOooooo I do have room to grow a few chicks........(looking down sheepishly at my shoes) Hucks! (shrug and mumbling) one can only do so much
And just like that, it's almost over
12 hours ago