Most of my time now is spent cleaning, sorting, and divesting. But last week I added. My ten hens did not have a rooster. I had given the one I had him to Otto so he could have fertile eggs if he got a broody hen. I like having a rooster to protect the flock – and also to have fertile eggs if I want to let a hen hatch. A friend Erin was happy to pass on one from her flock. So I took one of our cages over in the van.
Once home I transferred him to the garden cart – under Oscar’s watchful eye.
Then he was in his cage inside the coop for a couple days so he could safely get acquainted…
…with turkeys and hens.
Now he has been liberated and is doing just fine. But no crowing yet!