[Homestead] Mountain Lions
roxann at ancientearthwisdom.com
Fri Jan 2 12:06:35 EST 2009
Hey, I like that idea, Linda. It is similar to how having guineas work for me. The guineas and the dumb chickens forage too far from the henhouse for the dog to keep up with them all. The smart chickens stay around the central area where he guards, and they never get eaten. But the guineas and dumb chickens get snagged by the fox and weasel who lives in the ravine and my flock gets selectively thinned for the smart chickens. And those are the ones who's eggs I incubate. Not sure if it is an inherited genetic trait yet, though, lol. There seems to be dumb chickens in every flock.
Roxann, NW AR
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