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greetings from tylertown, ms

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by zabrielle23, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. zabrielle23

    zabrielle23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I'm the proud parent of a Delaware rooster and RIR hen I love them both but the rooster needs some more hens preferably RIR hens[​IMG]
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Yes, he does generally rule of thumb is 10 hens per rooster - so the girls are not damaged and overbred. I'm sure he'd agree to that. Welcome to the flock.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. X2 on drumstick diva and that 10 to 1 ratio. As he matures, your rooster will become very hard physically on your single hen; over-breeding her, biting and plucking the feathers from her neck and feathers, battering her, and potentially injuring her. The only reason you need a rooster is to fertilize eggs for hatching, and 1 rooster can easily handle 10 hens in this regard; and the physical abuse will be spread out over 10 hens instead of all dumped on 1 hen. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting some more RIR hens.
     
  4. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Great advice there for you there from drumstick and Michael. So I will just say Hi!! Hope you are able to get some more hens for your Delaware and make him a happy chap.
    Wishing you the best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Yes, your rooster would probably be much happier (and the hen would be happier, too) if he had more hens. Ideally, you want each rooster to have at least 8 hens, to prevent overbreeding. I hope you can find some more hens! I'm sure a Delaware/Rhode Island Red cross would be very pretty.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your chickens! I would definitely recommend getting more hens for your rooster.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. zabrielle23

    zabrielle23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got two more hens today and she decided to fight one so she is in the box of shame and he is with the knew hens chasing them around the cage attempting to extend his bloodline.
     

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