Hobby Farm Journal - 4-12-15
I chose rooster #4, as he was the most unique color combo of red, gold, blue & green, had the smallest comb, and didn’t look like any of the roosters I already had. Around the same time, another fellow chicken raiser let me know if anyone was looking for a rooster, they had a 10 month old Buff Orpington rooster that was gentle and friendly, just didn’t need him anymore. So, I asked the lady with the Buckeye/Buff Orp/EE rooster if she’d like him, and yes, she would. Needless to say, it was an unusual “rooster swap”, as it was three-way, and I actually ended up with one more rooster than I had before. While I just sold a hen on Saturday, making the adult hen & pullet number go down to 39, the new rooster made that count go up to 16 again.
We opted to keep the wire inside the truck bed, as we have another fellow chicken raiser who’s interested in some of it. Plus, I don’t know exactly where to put it yet, as I’d prefer to not store it outside, but may have to.
Not sure about the eggs under Lydia, if they’ll hatch, but I’ll give them a little more time. Last night she was “sitting tight”, but there was no outside “signs of life” coming from the shells yet. I can always to swap out the incubator chicks for her eggs, bring them inside & see if they’ll hatch or if they all died. Either way, I hope she’ll raise the incubator chicks for me, so I don’t have to try introducing them to the 10 day old chicks in the other brooder.
Well, enough “rambling” for now, have to get dressed & ready for work at the Humane Society, especially since I’m going in early this morning.