I intended to have one rooster in this new batch of Partridge Rock chicks… but I am certain now that we have three! I doubt they will get along in the small coop we have, so two will be harvested with the older chickens at the end of the summer. Good thing I ordered as many birds as I did I guess. The roosters are starting to get colorful feathers. This guy stood still long enough for a picture today. He is gonna be a handsome fellow!
Here are some of the young hens roosting in front of the nesting boxes. I just love their feather coloring and pattern.
The younger chicks and older chickens are now living and sleeping together in the big part of the coop. Baby land has been dismantled and I have my storage room back. The young chicks hang out together and pretty much try to avoid the big chickens who will let the little ones know when they get too close. The chicken yard is plenty big for everyone to be happy. Today they got watermelon, corn and lettuce leftovers from our friends and a load of grass from our other friends. In addition, I threw them heaps of weeds from the garden and a few fat slugs. Happy, happy chickens!