Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Big, beautiful and useless..
Two examples of birds bred for looks.
Both these point of lay pullets were lovely to have around. But they ate a huge amount without coming into lay in time to be useful birds. Given my economic circumstances, and Cranky Husband, I just couldn't afford to keep them.
Unfortunately, many non-utility chickens are pets, and keeping them healthy can be expensive, especially when birds like the heavy Plymouth rock (at the rear) gorge themselves and develop weight-related laying problems.
Other chicken keepers will love them for looks alone, so good luck! There's no 'right' or 'wrong'; there's only what you want!
For me, it's chooks that can supply a few human necessities while for the most part leading happy lives.
Posted by Erica Bandanna at 6:32 PM