Hello from chicken lover in Georgia!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PeachygirlGA, May 25, 2012.

  1. PeachygirlGA

    PeachygirlGA Chirping

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    Hello! We just started raising chickens about 7 months ago. We got some adult buff orpingtons, 4 hens and a rooster. "Big Red" is shown as my avatar. We only get 2 eggs a day, not sure which hens are not laying. So we decided to get some babies about a month ago and I just love them!!! We got 2 americauna and 3 Rhode Island Reds. I'm guessing that one of the reds is a male, but not for sure. He is taller than the others and we nicknamed him "Curious" because ever since he was a baby he seems ultra curious about everything going on around him. He is growing his comb faster than the others and just seems different than them to me. I really hate to get rid of him, but if he is a male then we will have to find another home since we already have a rooster. I don't suppose there is any way to keep 2 roosters????? Anyways, I can't wait to get started on all the threads and chit chat about my beloved chicks!!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  3. PeachygirlGA

    PeachygirlGA Chirping

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    Thanks for the welcome!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
    If you have enough space you may get away with 2 roosters. One will be the leader though, and keep the youngster in his place.
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

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    Hi and welcome from sunny florida You didnt say where in Gerogia but if its south we are having a chicken swap in Tallahassee on June 3rd if interested PM me and I will give you the details.
    And yes you can have more than one rooster I wont tell you just how many I have can you say more than 10 lol again Welcome Micki
     
  7. Chickadel

    Chickadel Hatching

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    Welcome from middle GA.
     
  8. [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] from sunny Florida. Many of us do a lot of hatching so we have a lot of males. I just sold 37 males. I have 5 breeding males. Most of the time one will be the alpha. They will decide. I have had to separate males that wanted to fight all of the time but for the most part they work out their pecking order.
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. You can keep more males, just get a more females. :lau
     

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