added a few birds to the flock in August, but most of them didn't make it. The good news is that the one remaining chick is doing well. She's as big as the mother hen now.
|The bird in the middle is the last remaining chick.|
birds are more than 2 years old. The new chick isn't old enough to start laying yet, and I don't know the age of the mother hen. She still sticks close to the chick. I don't know if she's still playing mother or if they've just formed their own little group. Regardless, she's not laying.
I'm ready to start culling the older birds. I'm willing to put them in the freezer, but my children won't let me. They want to keep them around as pets (which they pretty much are).
My barred Plymouth rock is molting again. She did this last year. Looking at the pictures from then I'm guessing she's going to look a lot worse before she looks better.
|She looked good on 9-14-2014.|