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Hello from BC Canada!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chikki, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. chikki

    chikki New Egg

    Nov 18, 2015
    Summerland BC
    So thrilled to be part of this group. Ive just started raising chickens and the girls came home Sept 28. ...only thing is of my 15 girls 2 started to cockadoodledoo lol ..i love them all but do need to think about if to keep the roos or not. Will probably start to ask a lot of questions here so a big thank you in advance for all suggestions!!
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015
    Welcome to BYC from Wisconsin.
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. The recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. As they mature and their hormones kick in, too many roosters will become very hard physically on your hens; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, and potentially, seriously injuring them. The only reason you really need a rooster is to fertilize eggs for hatching and 1 rooster can easily handle 10-15 hens in that regard, so my advice is to remove at least one of the roosters. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I agree with Michael, hens are so much happier without being harassed and battered by roosters. They will lay just as many eggs without a roo, albeit non fertile ones. You may want to post at "Canadians - check in here." thread and see if you have any BYCERS as neighbors. Welcome to BYC.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    A big hello from Kenya!Glad you decided to join the community - lots of friendly and very helpful members, so don't be shy and ask away!

  7. bernadettelopez

    bernadettelopez Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 19, 2015
    Lake Cowichan, BC
    I just joined as well, also from BC Canada! This site always has so much information!!!!
  8. bernadettelopez

    bernadettelopez Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 19, 2015
    Lake Cowichan, BC
    Also a BC Canada chicken lover here! This site has so much information!
  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Feel free to ask questions, there's a ton of information here and a lot of helpful members.

    Thanks for joining us!
  10. chikki

    chikki New Egg

    Nov 18, 2015
    Summerland BC
    Hey thanks a bunch for the warm hellos! I'm thinking to keep one roo but cant decide. My birds are a mixed group of 'fancies' including OBuffs, Auricana's (spelling?) RI Reds etc and too many crosses to list. The colours vary as well as feather styles; ie - poofy heads, poofy necks and feathered feet. (Please forgive me but I'm learning the breeds).
    I do have a question I hope to get feedback for, One of my roos is tall in stature, mostly red but is growing white tail feathers, the other roo is a lower standing stature, quite round, solid blue in body with a very red head/neck and dark purpleish face with a blobish like comb. Also his tail is still similar to a hen. SO! (lol) any ideas as to the breeds or crosses and if one is favoured to keep AND in case I decide to rear chicks, would one possibly contribute to blue/green/olive colour type egg producers??

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