One big happy chicken flock
Remember two weeks ago when I
wrote that I was trying to combine
two roosters into one flock? I'm ready to
tentatively call the experiment a success.
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Sussex are still at
the bottom of the pecking order, but they're now allowed to eat side by
side with the grownups, as long as they mind their manners. As
usual, it was the head rooster who made the decision --- once he
started guarding the Sussex as well as his previous harem, they were in.
The only trouble with
the merger occurred last week when the Light Sussex cockerel led his
ladies up over the hill into the garden...and the Australorps and
Marans started following behind! Luckily, I saw the first white
heads peek up over the hill as I was cooking supper and ran out to
scare them out of their wits. There have been no repeat