is something I don't believe in. There is a saying that it only makes the whole world blind. An ear for an ear on the other hand - I think that's only fair. We are positive now that one of our brown chickens is really a rooster. Yup, Tough Nugget looks and sounds like a rooster for sure. For the last week or so he has started our day with about 6-7 Cock-A-Doodle-Doos. It sounds a little like a worn out squeaky toy right now - so cute - but it gets stronger every day. I think it's good payback to our backyard neighbor whose dog keeps us up at night with his barking. And I hope our other neighbor, who fights with his girlfriend with such profanity that you have to go inside the house, hears it too. So, every morning at 6:30 a.m. when I hear that Cock-A-Doodle-Doo I get a smile on my face from ear and ear, and I don't mind my natural alarm clock so much.
The egg production is a little slow, but steady. So far it's just the 2 black/white chickens. Once all 5 start laying we'll be begging our family to take some.