hello from Florida!

OceanLore

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Oct 2, 2014
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Hey there. I'm Kir, 21 and just starting off with my first chickens =) 2 laying Rhode island reds and 2 young leghorns (though sadly I think one is a rooster)

I'm really interested in learning how to do everything from the basics and from scratch. Any ideas about feeding and healthcare send them my way! =D
 

liz9910

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I highly recommend checking out the Learning Center, it is the best place to start! :) https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
 

Michael OShay

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May 14, 2014
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Welcome to BYC, KIr. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have two good laying breeds and should get lots of eggs from them. If one of them turns out to be a rooster, you need to either remove him from your flock or else get about 7 more hens to go with him. The recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens as too many roosters will be 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. As for feeding you chickens, there is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/feeding-chickens-at-different-ages.html on feeding your chickens at different ages. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
 

OceanLore

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5 Years
Oct 2, 2014
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If he does end up being a rooster I'll have to rehome/process since I live in the city =/ I didn't realize a rooster would over breed and act as you've said so thank you for that information!
 

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Hello there and welcome to BYC!
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So glad you could join our community! If you do need rehome the rooster, you can start by chatting in your state thread here. Maybe one of your chicken neighbors will give him a nice home...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/305793/florida-always-sunny-side-up

And definitely stop by our learning center. Lots of helpful tips and hints on all the aspects of raising your birds.

Great to have you aboard and enjoy your wonderful flock!
 

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