I have 12 chickens. Last night when I went to do a head count and close up the coop, I counted only 10 chickens. Hummmmmm? My new rooster, who gets picked on, will sometimes roost on top of the goat pen where I can't see him. But I was still missing one hen.
This morning, I had 11 chickens. The rooster was not up on the goat pen. He was tucked in a corner by the hay. I went to move him and low and behold, the ROOSTER is sitting on two eggs! I have seen this rooster make sweet sweet love (That's a joke! ) to some hens so I know that he's a rooster.
But still missing one hen. When I left for work, the confused rooster was laying in the weed bed (I never planted flowers) and was staring at the house from about six inches.
When I got home from work tonight I only had 3 chickens! I went and took care of the goats and called the hens (Here Chickie, Chickie, here Chickie chick) and five hens came running from the woods.
I tried counting again but it's hard to count chickens when they are moving about. I did a big walk around and did not see a pile of feathers, nor blood and guts. I will do a head count tonight and see what I end up with. The confused rooster has not been seen yet tonight.
But the cats sure have full looking tummies! (Not! I jokes)
12 hours ago