A week or so ago our stone sidewalk was messed up when the stump removal company returned to finish grinding up the crape myrtle roots by our house, so I haven’t been able to get down to the chickens since then. My wonderful wife fixed the sidewalk yesterday, so we all went down to the coops and watched the chicks run around the yard for a while. We had a lot of fun watching them do their chicken thing, and we even think we figured out which Ameraucanas are roosters and which ones are hens.
The Silkies will probably never get very big, but they even grew a noticeable amount in the past week.
We have six Ameraucanas, and we now believe that four of them are roosters. Those four have very bright red combs and are much more aggressive than the other two. They run, chase, fight, puff out their chest, and flap their wings a lot more than the other two.
We’re not sure what we’ll do with the roosters, but they can’t stay here. They’ll either be sold to a breeder or they’ll be a meal for the family. I guess it’ll depend on how hungry we are when they start to crow.