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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Barbara Moody, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. Barbara Moody

    Barbara Moody New Egg

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    I was raised on a farm and currently have a back yard brood for about a year now. One of my hens has decided she wants to be more than just a layer..... kinda hard to have chicks when she's not fertilized yet. Looking to find a local rooster to borrow, rent or buy to help her out. I wanted more chicks anyway.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck to you!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    People generally do not borrow a rooster. Bringing in a strange bird could also expose your flock to disease or parasites. You can look for and buy hatching(fertile) eggs of many breeds and use an incubator.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome!
    Rather than looking for a temporary rooster (many issues with this plan - bio security, timing given that she may not be broody any more by the time you have fertilized eggs, etc) you will be better off looking for some fertilized eggs from someone else's flock - you can find them here on BYC, through some hatcheries online and by posting on CL/FB groups etc for your local area.
     
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