BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › New member
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New member

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for allowing me to be part of the group. I'm a 55yr old male from a small rural town called Genadedndal in Cape Town South Africa. I've designed as a teacher to start an organic farm on a very small scale. Very excited and yet nervous. Will also be involved in a local church. I've looked at getting 12 egg laying hens and 1 rooster. It will be delivered on 1 July 2016. Question "Should I get a rooster with the hens now or should 1 wait for a while. Im very new to this. Will be looking at building the coop over the next few months. Thanks so much. Blessings
post #2 of 5

Welcome to Backyard chickens.  Will the hens and rooster be about the same age?  If so I think it is better to get them all at once, otherwise with each new addition, you have to integrate them with the established flock.   The pecking order will likely change and they will  harass or fight with each other.  You may like to check out the Learning Center which covers many, many topics of importance to raising a flock.

 

I think if you put "South Africa," in the  search box above,  it will come up and you can post there as well.   We have many members from South Africa who will know what is available in your country.

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #3 of 5

Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us. DD makes a good point about the rooster, but please make sure you read about how to "manage" roos - they can be a handful if not correctly treated.

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
Reply
Nairobi, Kenya
Reply
post #4 of 5

:welcome

 

Congratulations on getting your first flock!

Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

Reply

Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

Reply
post #5 of 5

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

 

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

Reply

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

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Member Introductions
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › New member