Hello from Georgia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dragon30276, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. dragon30276

    dragon30276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello to all. I have been enjoying the information on BYC for a year now but just decided to join. I live in Senoia, Georgia with my wife, three children, two dogs, 1 pig and soon to be 22 chickens. I just finished a new brooder and will post some picks coming up. Hope everyone has a great new year. I am looking forward to Spring and greener pastures.
     
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you. I'm all for greener pastures, everything is icky brown out here now - at least we have avoided snow. When I think of Georgia - peaches come to mind, sun, and warmth. Welcome to Backyard Chickens, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     
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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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  5. dragon30276

    dragon30276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all. Dawg53 I lived for a while in Sarasota area. Whatcha riding. 97 Lowrider here. Daily rider now for a little over a year.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens are you getting?
     
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  7. dragon30276

    dragon30276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now we have 3 Barred Rocks (although I believe them to be a BR RR mix) 2 pullets 1 Rooster. We also have three RR's. I have 16 to 20 (depending on the hatch rate) Ameraucanas coming on January 11th. My first need for a brooder so I went a bit overboard on my build but it should last and be big enough for the full 8 weeks.
     
  8. dragon30276

    dragon30276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW where do I find information on the BYC Greeter, Friend, Educator tabs I see on your profiles.
     
  9. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You have some good, dependable, dual purpose breeds. Be careful of keeping too many roosters. The recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. As they mature, 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 hens in this regard. Good luck with your flock and your hatch.
     

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