Buff Orpington Rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ScottKelly1974, May 10, 2016.

  1. ScottKelly1974

    ScottKelly1974 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought two chicks in the beginning of march. One died but the other is alive. She is a Buff Orpington hen. I would like to get a rooster about the same age for her. Does anyone have a rooster available?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! You might like to pop by your state thread and see if members in your area can point you in the right direction. State threads can be found here ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    I would recomend that you get more hens of you are getting a roo. One roo can easily handle 10 hens. Not enough hens and he could over breed the girl you have.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. grandmaellie

    grandmaellie New Egg

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  5. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're near Maryland I've got a few buff orp cockerels that are headed to freezer camp in a couple weeks. I'd sale one or two.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. A rooster really needs about 10 hens. If you want a roo, I'd suggest consider getting quite a few more hens also.


    Best wishes
    CT
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    One hen isn't going to last long with a rooster over breeding her daily. If you don't want fertile eggs to hatch or sell - you hen will do great without a rooster. She'd be happier with some other hens as her friends.
     

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