Hello from eastern Oklahoma! (Have a rooster question, too.)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheChickenGuild, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. TheChickenGuild

    TheChickenGuild New Egg

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    Hello, everyone! I grew up in eastern Oklahoma, and as a kid I had to feed and water Grandma's chickens, but I wish I had paid close attention to some of the particulars.

    I recently ordered 25 Rhode Island Reds that came in the mail in an itty-bitty box. They actually gave me 28 and the chickens are 1 month 3 weeks old now, and I lost one when they were only a few weeks old ...so there are 27 now (about 20 are hens).

    I made an outside building into a coop with plenty of air flow, and already put the nest boxes in.

    I heard something that has me troubled. Someone told me that you don't want to use roosters that was in the same flock as the hens. Is this true? I would sure like to just keep two roosters out of this bunch instead of going off to find roosters from another place (I also want to stick with Rhode Island Red roosters).

    If anyone knows the answer to this, please let me know.

    Hope things are going well for you where ever you are! [​IMG]
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana! I believe they were probably saying that because of inbreeding. With hatchery chicks I don't think you'd really have to worry about that!! [​IMG]
     
  3. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello from Mid Michigan. I agree with the previous poster. It shouldn't matter.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  5. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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  6. TheChickenGuild

    TheChickenGuild New Egg

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    Hehe...this has to be the best and most fun forum I have ever seen! I am trying to talk other family members into getting chickens.

    I don't think too many mean people own chickens! [​IMG]

    Thanks for the warm welcome and I look forward to your goings on. [​IMG]
     
  7. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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  8. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

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    [​IMG] from Oklahoma! [​IMG]
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     

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