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Been looking at BYC for awhile and decided to join today. Have a flock of 23 that are mixed and include 7 roosters that are a challenge!!

Look forward to finding some answers on various topics here.

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Welcome to BYC! So glad you could join us! :frow

 

Feel free to ask any questions you may have, we love to help in any way we can.

 

Best of luck with your flock! :thumbsup

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I'm guessing your major challenge is 7 roosters.  A rooster can handle 10 hens each  - only you don't have 70 hens.  Unless you are breeding for show and need  a specific rooster for the same breed of hens .      If my math is right  7 roosters are fighting over 16 hens.  - when two roosters would be more than enough.  Too many roosters and you have fighting among them - sometimes to the death., the hens are badly overbred and generally physically damaged and highly stressed.

 

People either thin out their roosters (rehome them or eat them)  OR add many more hens to keep the peace.  OR if the roosters are not needed for fertile eggs to hatch or sell,  then the roosters are not needed.  Hens will continue to lay the same amount of eggs although they will not be fertile.

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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. X2 on that 1 rooster for every 10 hens ratio. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.  

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Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us! :frow DD has already hit the nail on the head re: your unruly boys - maybe its chicken stew for dinner (for the next few days)? :D. I hope you enjoy being a member as much of the rest of us.

 

All the best

CT

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. frow.gif
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:welcome

 

Feel free to ask questions, there's a lot of information here and helpful members.

 

It's nice to have you here, thanks for joining us!

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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