From Rooster Ridge

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GranjeroDelGalo, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. GranjeroDelGalo

    GranjeroDelGalo New Egg

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    Hey ya'll !!

    I have been enjoying reading articles and looking at picture of all the chickens on BackYard Chickens.com for awhile now. Today I decided to join. The wife and I have been raising chickens now for about 5 years and we enjoy them very much. Our grandchildren love to collect the eggs and catch an occasional jail breaker. We have some free rangers and some that we raise in a cage but all of them are our pets. Along with our chickens we have three Tom turkeys and two Peafowl....and then there is is Vinny the Guinea....our watch dog. We have way too many roosters so we call our little piece of heaven...Rooster Ridge. We just purchased some chicks (Silver laced Wyandotts and Lakenvelders) last week and we have them in our home made brooder. Anyway that is just a little bit about our small farm. Glad to be a part of this community.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Beware of too many roosters. The recommended ratio is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. Roosters can be very hard on your hens physically; over-breeding them, injuring them with their beaks and spurs, and battering them. I currently have 25 hens, no roosters, and I get loads of eggs without feeding any non-egg laying mouths, without the aggression, fights, crowing in the middle of the night, injuries, and over-bred and battered hens that frequently goes along with having roosters (especially too many). Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a nice flock!

    So glad you could join our community. Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
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  4. MsPoultry

    MsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] ROOSTER RIDGE.I just joined today too!
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Rooster Ridge, do you have problems with so many roosters together or have you threatened them with the stew pot.?
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC to you, too! :eek:)
     
  7. GranjeroDelGalo

    GranjeroDelGalo New Egg

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    thanks so much.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like you have a nice flock, good luck with the new chicks!
     
  9. 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.

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