I have done a bit of shuffling around of the chickens in recent days. The result is a very bare Icelandic/Layer coop. I decided to move the older girls to a private coop with a nice grassy, shady run to live out their days in peace, without being humped by a rooster all day long. This is working out great for them.
They can sleep standing up without worry.
Or they can lay in the shade and chat all day.
This arrangement is not working so well for Isi, my four year old Icelandic rooster. He has been top dog for many years and is used to having a large flock of ladies to fuss over. Lukka, the love of his life is brooding babies. Stella, he gypsy chicken has moved to the retirement coop along with Judge Judy, Chatty Cathy, Skye, and Martha Stewart. All Isi has left are Miss Polaris, who hates him as witnessed in this video.
He also has one more Icelandic pullet and two Black Copper Marans left in his coop.
He also had five little Olive eggers in his yard until they dug their way out a few days ago and joined the old girls.
Isi has been busy helping Lukka out with the new babies.
Apparently all this is still not enough for a guy who used to be the flock leader for forty five free ranging chickens. Upon returning from my walk this morning I heard the shrieking of a hen laying an egg in the Icelandic coop. I looked in to see who it was and to my surprise I found this. I think he is trying to hatch replacements for the girls I moved. Should I be worried?