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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rescue Rider, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Rescue Rider

    Rescue Rider Hatching

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    Hello everyone. I am not real computer literate but I will do my best. I had 6 chicks yesterday but one died last night. Everyone else seems fine. I had them in the brooder which is a 8 foot by 3 foot wooden crate with light and food and water. My coop here in Pell City helped me out on what I needed to get started. Starting my coop tommorrow. Have 6 wood crates same size as brooder and hope I can make the chicks a great home on the edge of a 3/4 acre garden. Never raised anything but dogs so I am reading a ton. Question do I have to have a Rooster. Only plan on eating the eggs not raising chickens at this time. Thanks for any help.
     

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    :frow Welcome to the forum! :frow Glad you joined us!!! :frow


    The only reason you need to have a rooster is if you want fertile eggs. Anything else is just personal preference.
     
  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC!

    Sorry for your loss. You can't really be sure until the pullet/cockerel starts laying or crowing.

    Try posting in "What Breed or Gender is this?" thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
     
  5. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

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    Hello and welcome from Southwest Ohio...glad you joined us. Good luck with your new coop and chicks
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     

  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    Welcome from Louisiana! [​IMG]
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    My Coop
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined us. :thumbsup
     

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