Monday, 18 January 2010

Bye Bye Ixys

The Ixys have been dispatched.

They were 23 and a half weeks old, which was a bit younger than we intended. However, they were getting more and more thuggish, and it was going to be a problem for the two female Sassos having three cockerels in the pen.

(Because the two lots of Dorkings aren't yet integrated, we didn't have anywhere to separate the boys off to;  as soon as the Dorkings are in one pen, we'll have a spare pen to bring the boys on).

DH came home with one of the Ixys, OC had the other one.  Ours is currently hanging in the shed, as it's cold enough out there to be OK.

I feel a bit sad;  goodness knows what it's going to be like when we have to cull the gentler Dorkings!

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