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Cock-a-doodle-do!

Meet “Homeboy”.

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Homeboy used to be “Fluff” because it was our cute little “exotic chick” that the hatchery sent us for free for ordering 25 chicks.  To our surprise, the free exotic birds are a straight run, meaning you get what you get, males or females.  We obviously got male!  We didn’t really have intentions of having a rooster but for now we do.  So far he’s just starting to get a bit aggressive with the girls but at some point I imagine we’ll have to give him a new home.  Thankfully, we have someone willing to take him when we are ready for him to move on.

The funny thing is, he has no tail feathers because the girls picked on him so much when they were all younger.  I’m pretty sure he’s plotting his revenge.

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The girls are sure getting big and have already started to lay some little brown eggs every once in a while.  We are hoping to be overflowing with eggs by next month since we have a lot of requests for them.

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Then there are these guys.  We acquired 5 other chicks in May and it looks like at least 2 of them will be males as well.  Oh the joys of raising chickens!

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    We’re you able to figure t what kind of exotic breed he is? We’re still trying to figure ours out. We think he’s an Andalusian and we’re pretty sure he is a he. We ordered. 50 chicks, got 3 free and are down to 46 or 47 I can’t remember. No eggs yet, hopefully by the end of the month. I just found your blog. We live on 7 acres, moved in in January, planted fruit trees this year, got chickens and planted a garden. Hopefully next year the garden will produce enough for me to can. It’s year it was abysmal but even seasoned gardeners had terrible production in my area this year.
    Looking forward to reading more!


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      Hi Hannah,

      We have identified our rooster as a Salmon Faverolles. Beautiful 5-toed exotic breed. Unfortunately he still doesn’t have any tail feathers since being pecked at as a chick. He also had a set-back recently that I’ll write about soon. He tried to fight off a fox to save one of his girls and was really out of commission/depressed maybe, for a couple of weeks. Seems to be back to his old self again now though. Crazy chickens!

      Sounds like you have a lot going on there too. Good luck! Gardening has been tough here this year too. Started out pretty good but it’s been SO dry that the bugs are having a hay-day.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Maria

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