Lovin' The Homestead
- Mar 16, 2021
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At some point I stopped banding.....One of my hens took a different route and stole a chick from a group a broody had hatched. At first a fight, then she was allowed to adopt it! She's an amazing mom....as is the broody. Guess it's chicken life!
I have 9 I hatched in bator that I'm going to get into coop mode today. They're almost 3 months and need to get out of the grow out area into daily life. Prepped all yesterday to move today. I'll band them as I move them.
And as I look at my flock... purebred so pretty similar especially with MY poor eyesite... can't tell them apart!!!
I am thinking I need to start banding again... colored zip ties.
Oh.... and after typing all the posts the other day.... I was all "huh, why haven't I moved those 2 bantams from the big coop back to the bantam coop?" So.... I did.
Now 4 girls, 3 males in that bantam coop. I think after the kids kill the pigs, I will have them kill one male.
By the way though..... the 3 clocks were a hoot with the new hens... all 3 were clucking amd spinning about, dragging a wing and trying to impress.
After a bunch of that one finally tried to mate... but she was too fast, and so he let her go.