Lost One Of Our Cross Links Yesterday To Dog Attack

Wednesday April 27 2016

 

We had 5 24 week old cross links (Road Island Red Roo and Barred Rock Hen.)   Very pretty black hens and yesterday Rosie the Cairn Terrier visited and got ahold of one of the young hens and killed her.

Today we decided that we need to prepare for the worst of predation, sickness, and any unforeseen circumstance so we purchased 6 new chicks.   3 Barred Rock and 3 Australia Thorp.

So the countdown begins again.  Keep their temperature around 95 degrees for a week, then lower it to 90 degrees then 85.  By then normal season temperatures will be enough for their well being.