Not Feeling Up to Par and Rooster Problems

Monday April 15, 2019 Guerneville CA.

Not up to par

Yesterday and today were sorta wasted days. I woke up yesterday not feeling up to par so did a lot of napping and mostly stayed inside.

This morning I was feeling a little better but still not up to par.

I got it going and went out to feed the chickens. I fed them in this grow pen as I want them to help dig it up for planting some seeds soon.feeding

 

Lots of napping

The day was overcast and it was supposed to shower so since I still wasn’t feeling real good I did a lot of napping and stayed inside most of the day.

Marking the eggs

This morning when I checked on my hen sitting on eggs I found another hen in there laying an egg. I kicked her off the nest and decided I better mark the original eggs so I got out the black marker and put some black marks on the eggs. The eggs take 21 days to hatch and if new eggs are put in there they won’t get time to hatch so now I’ll know which ones are the new ones and can remove them. I wouldn’t mind the extra eggs except this hen is rather small and more eggs would be hard for her to handle as far as keeping them warm.

This is the momma hen on her nest doing her thing now sitting on eggs with some black marks on them.hen

 

Grazing

Around noon I went out and let the chickens out to graze for the rest of the day.chickens

 

Here’s Carmelo the head rooster.carmelo

 

Rooster problems

I have three roosters and they mostly get along ok. However I’ve noticed some of my hens have the feathers torn off their backs from the roosters mating. I’m thinking of reducing my roosters and if it keeps up there might not be any roosters. I’ll have to give them a verbal warning.

The rain showers came around 4 but only lightly. A nice spring rain.

That was it for me today.

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