Ok, its offical, I like these birds, they are different then chickens, ducks or turkey’s, they truly do have their very own temperment and lifestyle..
They are very pack, family birds, where one goes, the others are sure to follow, they use sound to keep each other informed on what they should be doing.. the male is the clear leader, his girls are always busy, they are quick in their movements and their flightyness is very much like a leghorn for going up and out, but at the same time, they settle much faster..
They are attached to the farm! and that is awesome.. my big concern at this time is that they are laying but not sitting.. I think I might need to offer them a couple choices of nests in their pen, I will certianly let more of the chicks out once big enough to do well for tick control but I am not risking my breeding trio this year.. They can get limited free range and then they need to go back to their night/breeding pen.
now if they dress out reasonable and taste as good as the ones I have had in other’s meals, I will be very happy indeed.