To compensate losses I decided to go shopping for new chickens and soon found on kijiji a sale-off from a breeder. The price was very good, the chickens were healthy. The only condition was to take them all. So I got a funny variety of domestic poultry.
Also I got a large family of ornamental chickens of type Phoenix.
I exchanged adult phoenixes for laying hens from Nathalie. And egg production slowly got better.
One of my fears was to loose a rooster in unavoidable competition between newcomers and my old rooster. But all ended relatively good. After a short fight my rooster Petrus accepted superiority of the new rooster whom we called Mars. In this fight Mars lost his only spoor, but didn’t give up!