Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Do I have hens or roosters??

I wanted chickens. A lady at church said I'll get you some chickens. I say okay, but I would like one rooster. I just like hearing them crow in the morning. She says okay, I have a friend who has white rocks and golden comets, it will be a couple of weeks. To make a long story short about 6 weeks later I get 10 chickens, 1 rooster, 9 hens. The lady from church says he guarantees they are all hens but the one. I had wanted fancy chickens, not particularly white ones, but the majority were white rocks. Everything is going along well. You can see to the left of the blog the picture of the rooster. He matures really fast, has been crowing for weeks, lately going on and on, all day, even at 4:00 a.m. There is a white rock hen, really friendly, Tom is making a pet out of it. It would actually want to be picked up. We called her Matilda. Matilda is the chicken above. We began having suspicions about her and we were right, Matilda is a rooster. She is still very nice, but the other rooster was getting really pushy. Now what are we going to do with 2 roosters. We decided to give the rooster on the left away and keep Matilda, who is now Milo. Good thing, his last morning here he pratically went through the fence at Tom. We have neighborhood kids who are at the fence various times of the day looking at the chickens, so a mean rooster is out of the question.

I have a grandson, J, quilting bookworm's son. He is a real animal lover and knows just about everything there is no know about chickens, rabbits and horses. When he comes over he is always trying to catch the chickens, etc. He was telling me he thinks I also have 2 golden comet roosters. I am beginning to think he is right, they are beginning to look more and more like a rooster than a hen. I hope I am wrong. I was planning on lots of eggs.

Here is another picture from the garden tour.
Until next time.....


Lib said...

I hope things works out!
Hope you're having a great day!

Rolanda said...

Just so you know- you don't need a rooster to get eggs, the hens do that all by themselves. You DO need a rooster to get chicks, but not eggs.