Finally joined!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ladychix, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. ladychix

    ladychix New Egg

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    Well after months of folowing u and taking ur advice I have finally joined this amazing group! Thank u for all ur help, I have successfully hatched eggs, built a coop, a run, my 18 week olds free range on 1 acre of land and roost in their coop every night because of ur help, thank u, now to just get some hens to add to our flock bc we would up with 4 roosters and only one hen, not good for productivity of eggs! See u on here! Again thank u so for all the help and advice!
     
  2. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Let the postings increase!
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome. Glad you joined the flock. Now your on be sure to ask lots of questions every one here very friendly and informative. Good luck in the search for new hens to add to your flock :frow
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. Not only is 4 roosters to 1 hen bad for egg productivity, it's very bad for the health of your 1 hen. The recommended ratio of hens to roosters is 10 hens to 1 rooster. Too many roosters are very hard physically on hens; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, and even potentially, seriously injuring them. I currently have 25 hens and no roosters, and I get loads of eggs without all the aggression, fighting, unproductive mouths to feed, crowing in the middle of the night, and over-breeding and battering of hens that happens when you have roosters (especially too many). My hens are stress free and seem to be enjoying life without the roosters around. Hopefully you can correct this rooster/hen imbalance problem quickly. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. Good luck in correcting your hen to rooster ratio.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you are enjoying your flock!

    Make yourself at home here. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

    And we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  7. 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.

    Glad you joined!:)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens - sorry you wound up with so many roosters.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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