Chickens Revisited

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Don1, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Don1

    Don1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm Don Olson in Ottertail, MN. I raised chickens for my parents when I was 11 to 13. So what did I do, now that I'm 80? I converted a corn crib into a chicken coop and bought 30 chickens; 24 hens and 6 roosters. They are not laying yet. I got them the end of May, but I'm hopeful. I feed and give them water daily plus clean the coop weekly with straw. For a treat, they get cracked corn in their yard. I'm new to BYC and look forward to a lot of help.

    Don1
     
  2. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]too many roos will overbreed and possibly harm your hens. A rooster can handle 10-12
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I think cutting back the roosters to only 2 would help things a bit.
     
  6. ederob

    ederob Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Don1

    Don1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. We will have chicken (rooster) every Sunday for 4 weeks.

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  8. Don1

    Don1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. Not only eggs every day but rooster every Sunday.

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  9. Don1

    Don1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ditto,

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  10. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a plan!!! Rooster on Sundays!!!!! I like it!

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    I found a fun discussion about fermented feed for meaties yesterday under the feeding and watering section.

    Welcome from Jacksonville FL
    Caroline
     

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