Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sexing Chickens - final count

As an update to my posts on our chickens from last year, I wanted to report on the final count of pullets and cockerels. We had 3 chickens die - 1 on the second day, and 2 from heat exhaustion in July (human error really). Of the remaining 23, 15 were pullets and 8 were cockerels - so we got lucky in the sense that we mainly wanted egg layers. We've also picked up 4 black sex linked hens. We ate 6 of the roosters and have 2 remaining, so our current flock is 19 hens and 2 roosters.

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