Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Thursday, September 06, 2007

THE ROOSTER WARS

We raise chickens for egg production. My wonderful hens supply enough eggs for us and enough eggs to share with friends and family. We only need hens but it's nice to have a rooster to fertilize the eggs in case we want to hatch a few. One rooster is all we really need. If you remember we lost three roosters and replaced them with Darrell and Darrell. I didn't give much thought to the Spring chicks we added to the flock.

It appears that at least half of the spring chicks are turning out to be roosters. They are young, but they are already holding jousting events and attempting to best one another. We will need to take a bunch of these young roosters to the next poultry swap meet and I'm already feeling separation anxiety. How will I decide who will go and who will stay? Well, Elizabeth will stay, of course.

2 comments:

  1. That is the problem: once you name em you can't get rid of em!

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  2. Those are some really nice cocks!...You lucky lady you! lol...
    rocky is gorgeous!! and Elizabeth! the name is just too funny for such a strutting handsome rooster!

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