|Baby Brahmas and two additional silver wyandottes|
this was ALL NEW to us! Let me just say, Gary and I had several evenings of visiting the hen house after dark to try to catch our new residence. Gary brought a pistol and I brought a couple of flashlights and between us we attempted to catch the varmints, or at least frighten them to move elsewhere. Needless to say, we were less than successful so we had to find other ways to rid our hens of their new roommates. We tried every kind of rat trap you could buy and baited them with everything you could think of. We finally found that they really liked peanut butter and the most effective "trap" was the black plastic one that had a hair trigger and would SNAP before they could enjoy their new-found treat. YAY! Success and soon, we decided to put a motion light half way down the wall to frighten any that may have a wild hair about trying to move back in.
With our rat problem solved (and more knowledge in our base), we were able to enjoy the new dynamics of the flock we had built. This included the idea that we now had not one, not two, but three roosters. Chaz seemed to be very docile and not get involved with the other two but Bill and Blue really did not like each other and would try to battle almost every day. Before we knew it, Bill had been pinned and badly injured by young Blue. He was bleeding from many spots. I tried doctoring him and isolated him in our little "infirmary" chicken house. He seemed to be making it okay and really wanted out of the little house.
|(L to R): Whoopi Goldberg,, Hillary Clinton, Monica Lewinsky|