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  1. offmyroost

    How many roosters are too many?

    Well it's official. Flo is really Floyd. He is about 3 1/2 months old and he had all the signs but today was his first crow. Unfortunately, in my flock of fourteen, Abigail is now Abe, and Winona is now Wyatt. That means that I have 3 roosters and 11 hens. Since I am new to chicken raising...
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    sleeping packed in front of the main coop door

    So our flock of nine week old chicks have been in their coop for one week. They have a nice-sized run and since hooking up the electricity, my husband and I no longer have to play "catch the fourteen chickens and toss them to the person inside the coop" to get them in at night. They now just...
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    chicken dream come true

    Hi everyone, I am so glad this site exists. I have already had so many questions answered and I haven't begun to scratch the surface. I live in Flagstaff, AZ at an altitude of 7000 feet. I always thought people either had to live at a lower altitude to raise chickens or they had to go to...
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    roosters crowing in concert?

    Hi everyone. I am new to Backyard Chicken forum and to chicken raising for that matter. I have 14 chicks, ages 6 1/2 weeks to 8 weeks. I was hoping for all girls but one of my Americaunas grew quite large rapidly and started crowing 2 weeks ago. This morning as he was playing "alarm clock" I...
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    newly chicken obsessed

    Hello everyone, My 8 week old chicks (14 of them) have outgrown their cardboard brooder and want desperately to be in their new coop. My husband and I are more desperate than the chicks (although we aren't demonstrating it by eating our way through cardboard). The coop just needs a door and...
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