Today we sold Penguin to some people in Cloverdale who are just starting out with chickens. For the past several days, she had a trial separation from the rest of the chickens; this seems to have resolved the pecking order problem we were having. The younger ones are now integrating well with the rest of the flock. Penguin was always such a sweet chicken -- we hope a change of dynamics will do her good.
So now we're down to 5 hens and 3 young roosters. The roosters are also advertised on Craigslist. It would be great if they also sold soon -- they'll probably start crowing this month. We won't be able to keep roosters with our neighbors so close.