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I'm for Pa. We are just starting our new flock. We ordered one Silver Wyandotte, 2 buff orpingtons, 1 RI red, and 2 Black Australorp. all hens. We have 4 black sexlink roosters we just got (we may use one as the flock rooster, I don't know much about their breed) the rest just for meat. We will be able to pick up our chicks at a local poultry farm April 20th! pretty excited to start this!

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Sounds like you have pretty good breeds there. Just watch your rooster/hen ratio. I think a good ratio is 10 hens to 1 rooster.....so, you need more hens! (Oh, and welcome to chicken math!)
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so 6 to 1 isn't good?

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HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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A rooster can handle 10 hens,  less and the girls get overbred .  If you don't plan on needing "fertile" eggs for hatching or to sell as hatching eggs,  the girls would be very happy without a rooster harassing them.  Hens will still lay the same amount of eggs - they just wouldn't be fertile eggs.

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

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

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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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