I'm trying really, really, hard to thin out my flock a little. I have three peafowl and a breeding flock of six bantys, I gotta let go a couple unfortunately.
I should sell my Jersey Giant pullet, but she's buddied up with my little Lavender Orphington and I don't want her to be lonely. The little Orphington could buddy up with my Peachicks though.
I could also sell my big Blue Orphington pullet, but she's growing up so nice I'd like to see how she turns out.
I could sell my Welsummer pullet, but she was one of the first chicks I ever bought so obviously she can't go.
I should sell my Black Copper Marans rooster, but he's so beautiful and regal and I love watching him stroll around.
I'm definitely not selling my two Lavender Orphington, I'm hoping to get a matching rooster for them.
My little Delaware pullet can't go anywhere, since I already named her Delly (original, right? XD). I can't sell a chicken I named! And she's such a snuggly little sweetie...
I could also sell my little Bantam Cochin, but I paid $19 for her. And she's laying so thats always a plus.
I can't sell my standard Cochin hen, because she's old enough to lay and once the little Polish Crested is sold (I have to sell him, because it's a cockerel).
My dad is absolutely no help at all. He doesn't care if I have two chickens or a hundred and two chickens, or a flock of turkeys that shoot lasers out of their eyes. I just don't want the feed bill to get out of control. Everyone ranges in a large, bug infested yard. We boarder a hay field where insects prosper so they do get plenty of forage. My ducks are a couple of piglets, they stuff themselves on bugs, THEN chow on feed. Oi!
I'm thinking about getting some cracked corn as a filler, it would probably stretch my bag two, maybe even three weeks. The chickens love to scratch for stuff like that. Right now I'm feeding grain to make sure they get all the nutrients and vitamins they need. Probably over feeding them slightly to be honest with you I could just hold onto them and maybe see how the chicken run over at the new place will be setup...