We have been playing phone tag for a couple of days, so I thought I would ask my questions here (also because I noticed that you've been very good at replying to all of the forum questions in the past!).
I'm a vegan exploring the possibility of getting backyard chickens. I'm trying to minimize the amount of harm done to male chicks as a result of me getting some females. At what point in time do you identify the sex of the chicks and what happens to the males?
I have a large side yard that is concrete and was hoping to put the coop there (with thick ground covering over the concrete part), but that part of the yard also gets full sun for most of the day. Are there some steps I could take to still make this a viable location?
Thank you for your help!