Hello from advance nc

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by moss farm, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. moss farm

    moss farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I'm new here. Lots of good info on this site! I have 2 silver laced wydotte hens , 1 road island red hen and just saved a 5 month old white leghorn rooster from a cullin. Really didn't want a roo in my flock but he is a good lookin brute. If there is any one around my area let me know.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Greetings from Oregon! [​IMG]
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I hope you can either re-home your WL rooster or get some more hens. 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 other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your rooster.
     
  5. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Definitely do some chatting in your state thread to see if any of your chicken neighbors may take your roo. As Michael has said, 1 roo per 10 hens is a good ratio to protect the hens and keep them happy.

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. moss farm

    moss farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for the welcome.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe the people had a good reason to want to cull the rooster. He may be too aggressive for hens or attack people also. There are tons of roosters looking for homes everywhere, no reason ever to have a mean one.
     
  9. moss farm

    moss farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The people had to many Roos. He is a sweet boy. My hens are the ones who is doing all the chasing. They want even let him roost with them they make him sleep in a nest box. It's so funny watching the girls boss him around but I know that it want be long and he will be the boss
     

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