Sunday, January 06, 2008

Chicken update

My chickens have really gotten big...they weigh four or five pounds now, and the roosters have started crowing, mostly between midnight and 5 a.m. I have put quite a few in the freezer the last few weeks, and I sold a bunch on I got $75 for fourteen hens, and I threw in four roosters for free, just to save the trouble of butchering them. My flock is down to three Sussex pullets (one red, two light); four Sussex cockerels (three light, one red); and two random cockerels--a black Wyandotte, and that nasty Naked Neck. One of these days I guess I need to put those two in the freezer.
I am also getting a few eggs now. The rate of lay isn't even, but the three hens are laying two eggs every three days. I need to build some extra pens so that I can separate breeding pens, but I should be able to hatch some eggs this spring. I got an incubator for Christmas, so I should be able to have a nice hatch.

I'll post some pictures later this week, when I get a chance to take some.


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