After months of waiting, watching, calling, going to the auction, and eating store bought eggs (blech!) I finally brought home some new birds yesterday!
This rooster was a champion show bird, but since he got a little frost bite, he, along with four lovely barred rock ladies, now get to learn how to be real farm chickens.
I had doubts about their ability to protect themselves, but the barred rock rooster surprised me by immediately attacking Goose when I set him free in the coop. Not the smartest move he could have made, since goose is there for the smaller birds' protection, but it gives me hope that he'll protect his flock. The geese were in the rabbitry side of the coop this morning, all chickens banished, lol. They attempted to banish me as well, but, ah, Goose, you don't scare me!
I also got my Christmas present yesterday! Husband originally got me a PVR, but it has to be hooked up to a computer as well as the satellite receiver, which annoyed me, so I returned it. I've been sitting on the cash ever since. After picking up the chickens we went to the Hutterite store, and I got an incubator!