My New Shamo Rooster & hens that I just picked up...........for $60.00
Waynette,Neat looking chickens, The last 2 almost look like Turkey Vultures
Eventually I'd like to get a small flock of hens for the eggs.
See - I don't know alot about chickens, I was going to do my research firstWaynette,
If you don't mind bantams, I'll give you some this next spring, possibly some blue egg layers. But you do need to take one cock-a-doodle-roo, too
You HAVE to have a cock?! I was told you didn't.
LOL, OH - FUNNY YOU! Thanks, but just want eggs!pigeonmama; said:You don't need a cock bird for egg production. You need a cock becuase I have so many of them
Besides, you may want to have babies some day
I wondered about that. The past couple years I've seen chickens all over the place - on the side of the road in front a different houses. Seems more and more people are getting chickensWaynette, chickens are pretty easy to take care of Just have a coop for them to get out of the weather and sleep without critters bothering them. Other than that, you can have them free range in the day so they don't have to eat quite as much feed. Banties don't eat much anyways But of course in the winter, they need a good supply of feed by us to get them by. But in the summer time, my birds have a hay day eating grass, bugs, and seeds they find. It's funny to watch them chase around flying bugs and crickets
Cats have never bothered mine as far as I know. I'm sure if a cat were hungry enough, it'd probably go after the smallest and/or youngest ones. When I used to have cats, I had one every now and then that would chase them, but my banties could fly, so they never caught them. I have two dogs, no cats of my own, so stray/neighbors' cats don't visit much anymore. There's always the option of putting a 'run' (ground aviary) on the coop so they can get out and about, but will still be safe from predatorsI wondered about that. The past couple years I've seen chickens all over the place - on the side of the road in front a different houses. Seems more and more people are getting chickens
I have quite a few feral cats around here - won't they bother them if they free range?