They will never take the place of Roscoe but we’re going to order some Black Tailed White Japanese Bantams, which is what Roscoe was. They will be delivered in the spring. We will have to order straight run and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they will not all be roosters! I’m hoping that we can leave these out during the day and they’ll go into the coop at night but my guess is they’ll also go up into the trees at night. I think if we had worked a little harder at luring Roscoe into the run in the evening . . maybe by giving him treats, he would have slept in the coop. We will not let any of them sleep in the trees again if we can help it.
He had the best disposition so I’m hoping that’s a trait they all carry. His legs were short, which is also a characteristic of this breed so when he walked fast, it looked like he was skating . . he was such a smooth strutter!
I keep feeling like we could have done more to try to get him to sleep in the coop instead of in the tree but he was determined and it was either keep him cooped up all the time or let him roost in the trees.
Miss Hattie hasn’t seemed too distraught today. She wouldn’t say the same for me! I’m even going to let Sally sleep inside tonight because I know the bad critter will be back for seconds and he’s not going to get another one of my chickens.
Speaking of losing chickens, did I tell you that the yellow baby died? I wasn’t terribly upset by that because it just died . . it wasn’t like I felt like it was my fault. Week before last, the yellow baby was acting puny and that night she died. I need to get another picture of the three little guys. They’re growing and are so cute. The moms have finally started laying again.