Aloha..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by m808, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. m808

    m808 New Egg

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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.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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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 https://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.
     
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  3. doc637

    doc637 Out Of The Brooder

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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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.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Aloha!
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    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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