We have moved Cosmo and his girls – that is the blue marans crowd, into a private and exclusive hen run.
He is a good lad and attentive to his crowd of girls – but in the main run is outnumbered by twenty plus girls of varying ages. He does not seem unhappy with this arrangement! – but we want to breed pure blue marans, and at the same time increase the Cosmo to hen ratio to increase the chance of fertile eggs.
After Alvin, our welsummer cockerel, went to live with my parent’s flock, we worried we would not be so lucky as to have another amiable lad – I have experienced mean cockerels and we wont be keeping one. But Cosmo seems fine, even tolerating the move with a relaxed attitude.
The chocolate brown eggs won’t be gracing the egg skelter for a while now, as we collect for a hatch.