Oh, I hope I can resist hanging out at Tractor Supply during Chick Days.
We’re down to 7 chickens — 1 big old happy rooster, 4 full sized hens, 1 bantam hen and 1 big chicken of questionable sex. I had about decided she was a rooster til yesterday I saw the real rooster doing what roosters do. Maybe he’s as confused as I am.
The hens have finally started laying again. I’m getting 4 eggs most every day . . some days there are 5 eggs, including the bantam, and every now and then I get only 3 eggs. For a week I get 28 to 30 eggs so that’s enough for now and I’ve been able to share again with my friend.
It’s so nice having one coop – one inside and one outside watering can, one food can, one coop to clean. If I do get more babies, they’ll have to be in a separate coop or I’ll have to go through the ordeal of combining the new with the old and that’s never easy. But, if I don’t get a few more and something happens to one or two of the hens I currently have, then I’m stuck buying eggs again . . and will have to wait til next year when Chick Days come around again.
Ideally, one of my current hens would want to sit on some eggs and hatch babies so they could all live together in one coop. I’d feel a whole lot more comfortable with 7 or 8 good laying hens.
We’ll see what happens.