You Don’t Need a Rooster Rescue, Set Up a Bachelor Pad Instead
Unless you buy sexed day-old chicks, chances are you’ve got extra roosters this spring! Finding a rooster rescue can be difficult, especially during the spring when extra, unwanted roosters start to appear as for sale or free… Continue Reading
How to Keep your Chickens Cool this Summer
Summer is coming, is your chicken yard and coop suitable to sustain the well being of your flock? It’s important to prepare for extreme heat or your birds may suffer from heat exhaustion. Sun is the #1 enemy to chickens that are confined, especially in small quarters… Continue Reading
This is Fanny, he was the chosen Silkie Rooster on our little farm that would be re-homed. Today he found a nice home where he will rule the roost currently occupied by 4 pullets exactly his age.
He was lucky, the fate of a rooster is often doomed for slaughter, especially in an urban setting. But don’t ever be in a hurry, put in a little effort, and find a way to give all God’s animals a place to enjoy a happy life.
Almost 4 months, and one Silkie finally let me in on the secret of it’s gender. Actually, it wasn’t a big surprise when I heard my white Silkie attempt to crow this morning. His name is now officially Jo, not Jojo.
Silkies are nearly impossible to sex until they’re mature enough to either crow or lay an egg. If you watch them often enough, their behavior sometimes offers a clue, but even still, nothing is ever for sure until that moment of truth.