Last week was a sad week for us here. Out of a group of 12 baby chicks, ONLY 4 were actually hens!! I feel like that somehow we really got some bad odds there. Any thoughts on this from any of you experienced chicken peeps? Karlynn raised 6 chicks and brought them out to the farm when they were old enough – and she only had ONE HEN in the bunch. Something seems a little fishy about those odds, doesn’t it?
So between the two of us we raised 8 roosters that we loved and grew attached to, but with that many roosters and only 4 hens I knew we had to do something because blood was going to be spilled sooner than later. So I found another farm that actually needed roosters and I loaded up 7 roosters and said goodbye. We are left with two Barred Rock hens, one Olive Egger hen who is terrified of all the other chickens, one Ameraucuna hen and one Lavender Ameraucana rooster who is a softie. [Read More…]