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Just signed up! Currently have 5 roosters & 3 hens, they were rescued injured or a couple I've raised from chicks, plus a bunch of ferals my dad feeds.
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Aloha, and welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. My family and I lived in Hawaii for 23 years (my son-in-law and granddaughter were born there) before moving to Montana and we are well aware how many feral game chickens there are on the islands. They are poor layers but very hardy birds. I would strongly recommend removing some of your roosters from your flock and getting some more hens as the recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. As they mature and their hormones kick in, too many roosters will become very hard physically on your hens, over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, causing a reduction in egg production, and potentially, seriously injuring them. 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. Good luck w' da flock.  


Edited by Michael OShay - 2/15/16 at 3:18pm
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Aloha,

  Welcome to BYC! Great to have you with us!!! Might also check in with your state thread over at http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you onboard with us. 

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Aloha,   I would love to change places with your for the winter.    Welcome to Backyard chickens.   Please send some warmth our way  - Mahalo.

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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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Aloha!

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 join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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