"It's so unfortunate... we had a visitor recently that was "upset" that we were harvesting a couple of excess roosters. She was bothered by the process but then we went out to eat later that day and she ordered grilled…"
"I would add Welsummers to the list for an "old" breed that is considered multipurpose. They are one of the breeds that lay a very dark egg, almost chocolate brown.
We have a mixed flock with Buff Orpingtons, RIR, Rocks,…"
"Hi all - new here.
We have a large backyard flock - I say large because most others I know personally have smaller backyard flocks.
We have two roosters and 17 hens of various heritage and laying breeds... production red, buff orpington, barred…"
We moved to 8.5 acres of agricultural land in November of 2008. Our homestead has chickens, ducks, hair sheep, LaMancha, Alpine, and Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats as well as our dogs, cats, bunnies and horses.