Friday, May 16, 2008

Chickens for the good of the order

We have quite a variety of chickens at the vineyard(grapevine farm). Fourteen total (13 hens and 1 huge rooster). Here's a shot of the rooster, he's a two year old Black Giant. Shaq lives-up to his breed; weighing-in at over 12-lbs and around 2-1/2 feet tall. Most of the time he's nice but when the girls are out and about he gets pretty cocky.

2 comments:

Blue State Cowgirl said...

Ooooh, chickens in the vineyard. My dream scenario. I'll be emailing you repeatedly in a frightening stalker-like manner when I get close to making that purchase and need loads of advice. I have a feeling in the back of my mind that I may be deluded in how joyous I think chicken-raising will be.

NorCalOkie said...

Well, hens are great but the rooster is not being very nice lately. I got the word yesterday from my wife to take care of him. I guess when she went to feed - he chased her. So, if you see an advert like "great rooster - free" be leary.
We've tried to coax the girls to get out in the vineyard. It's had mixed reaction. I think we'll have to build a mobil hen house.