We now have a flock of four pullets, a couple of ducks and a drake. The boys are all gone. Their going was not easy on any of us, and we agree that we will stick to girl chickens from now on. Most of the boys were very tasty though...but I think if I crave really good chicken I'll find my way down to the farm a few miles from here to see what they have in the freezer. I'll not go through the details but imagine not sleeping the night before because of dread, and being exhausted mid-stream, imagine looking up to see a black vulture sitting in the neighbor's tree watching, waiting. It sat there until we were finished cleaning up and then flew away.