Horsecrazygirl, You have some cute girls there. What an interesting hen Broken Beak is!
Something interesting happened the other day. Spike, my extra rooster, must have been spending his past three years on the farm building up some crazy good karma! A local mom had fifteen young RIR hens and was looking for a rooster to go along with them. Spike is so gentle that he won the position pretty easily. He now has fifteen virgin pullets all to himself. Hah!
When I set him down with them he didn't know what to do. There has always been an unfortunate 2:1 ratio of roosters to hens at my place (because silkies taste bad; you can't really eat the extras) and therefore no hen is ever left unguarded. I think he must have assumed that there was a big rooster in charge of those girls who was coming back at any moment, and that when he did return Spike would be getting a beating for hanging around his hens. So Spike was wandering all around the yard trying to prove his innocence to the imaginary giant rooster while a whole flock of hens trotted after him. It was hilarious to watch. I can only imagine how proud that plucky bantam is going to be with himself once he figures out what's going on.
I am here to learn! :)
Last edited by WalnutPixie; 11-04-2012 at 09:32 PM.