Sunday, April 22, 2012

7 new chickens

We have one rooster, Crusier. Until yesterday anyway. We went to buy a young pair of blue-laced red wyandottes. Somehow, $61 later, we came home with 3 roosters. Cruiser is NOT going to like this.

I picked out the BLRW pair, and then started asking the chicken lady about a silkie hen because I heard they make good broodies. Somehow, we came home with 4 silkies one of which is a ROOSTER. Then Mike saw the Copper Marans ROOSTER. We used to breed marans but goats took over our attention, and most of the marans eventually died out.

This silkie gal goes aound pecking and attacking everbody else.

Copper wanted a break fom Bully and to check out some standard-sized gals, some who are Cuckoo Marans hens.

But, Cruiser showed up and we put Copper back up.


Cat said...

Oh, this ought to get interesting. Hopefully the silkies don't get hurt, they haven't been great fighters, when I have had them. I don't think they can see through all the fluff, and the other roosters can 'sneak up' on them...


C and C Antiques and Animals - What a Life! said...

Seems like alot of roos. I try to keep my flock to 1 roo for 15 hens. Seems to keep the fights down. It seems that everytime I decide to let some chicks hatch I end up with too many roos!