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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OceanLore, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. OceanLore

    OceanLore Hatching

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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
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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  3. OceanLore

    OceanLore Hatching

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    I was just looking through there, thanks!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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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.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. OceanLore

    OceanLore Hatching

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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!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    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!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on the learning center.
     

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