Rick is a DIY guy living in Western North Carolina. Many of his videos can be found at www.youtube.com/london1817
Yesterday we decided to separate the roosters from the hens. Of course we kept our two favorite roosters- Big Boy and Dominique- with the hens. It turns out that out of 20 chickens we bought in the spring- 13 were boys. There were 10 Buff Orphingtons that were presexed as female. It turns out that only three were girls. That doesn’t seem like very good odds. Anyway, we moved the roosters into the old goat house. By the time we got home last night all of them had escaped through the electric fence. They stayed out last night. It was so sad- they went up to their old coop and kept trying to jump through the fence. They are still out tonight. We are going to put them up tomorrow. We would like to let them just free range- but then the hawks will get them.