Bamboozled Again


| 3/1/2017 11:21:00 AM


Tags: chickens, homesteading, Emily, North Carolina,

EmilyMy boyfriend, Robb, and I are relatively new at keeping chickens. We obtained our first flock in April of 2015, knowing full and well that we had a rooster in the first batch.

We ate him.

Things went well for a while until we lost our original flock in early October 2016 during Hurricane Matthew. Robb and I were vacationing in Alaska while my cousin watched his dog and our chickens. It was then we discovered that chickens may not be the most intelligent species out there.

We had to rebuild our flock after that. We purchased four chickens from a seller on Facebook. They were young chickens, well before egg-laying age, and we were assured they were hens.

Nope.



As our Barred Rock aged, I began to doubt that it was a female. S/he just didn't look quite right. Then s/he started crowing, and while we would eventually love to have roosters, it just can't happen where we are currently living. So I re-homed him, saving him from the stew pot. He was a very gentle and chill rooster, deserving of a good home.

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Elizabeth
3/7/2018 1:20:30 PM

You may want to search out pullets or go with sex link breeds. It's so hard to be in an area that doesn't allow roosters although they are noisy little guys!


Elizabeth
3/7/2018 1:20:29 PM

You might want to go with sex link chics to ensure you have females.







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