11 hours ago
Lawdamercy, if it’s not one thing it’s another!
This little Faverolles was—I can’t describe it any other way—gang-raped yesterday by a trio of Marans roosters. My wife rescued her and those boys have since been relocated, but they sliced her back terribly.
Dr Mother-in-Law stitched her up this morning w/@madebyelyse assisting and I was a little worried since she hadn’t eaten. But then I brought her a banana and she perked right up! Ate half a banana from my hand, then tucked into her feed. She’ll be in hospital for a few weeks, but hopefully she’s going to be ok. 🙏🏻
I had a nightmare about the roosters last night, and have decided to cull even harder this weekend to winnow it down to 1 per 10 hens in each flock, so that’s about 3 in each group.
My goal is to make sure I have friendly roosters (@alchemistfarm breeds for this trait and I am excited to get a few roos from them this year) that will affect egg color on any hens they’re bred with.
I don’t think I have the passion/attention span to follow APA standards, but I do have enthusiasm to make wonderful, freckled, calico, chocolate, mint, moss, and cerulean eggs like I see from @fathenfarms. I want the contents of our cartons to be truly unique and for people to say “wow” when they open them. 🙏🏻❤️🤞🏻
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