Hello from Ohio!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EmilyM, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. EmilyM

    EmilyM Just Hatched

    Sep 14, 2016
    Northeast Ohio
    I started out with three chicks I hatched from eggs last summer. I'm not too sure what breed of chicken they are because they're mixed breeds but I was told they're game chickens. I had two roosters and a hen. The hen is very sweet and love attention but the roosters were jerks. Over the winter, the roosters would fight so I separated them with a board of wood but one of the roosters knocked it over and killed the other. I decided game chickens were not my breed but I was given three more(two more roosters and another hen). So now I have five game chickens all a year old. I wanted to try a new breed so I ordered five golden laced Wyandottes from mypetchicken.com. They are about five days old. I believe I have two roosters and three hens and these little poof balls with legs need names! If anyone has any nice, cute, or funny chicken names I would love to hear them!
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If you didn't want more game birds, you should have not taken them., especially two more males. These males probably will fight with the one you have left. Rooster can handle 10 hens each - do you have that many hens?
  3. EmilyM

    EmilyM Just Hatched

    Sep 14, 2016
    Northeast Ohio
    I have my reasons for taking the chickens. They were my neighbors but they didn't want them so they weren't taking care of them so they gave them to me. It made me feel like I had to take them so they would have food and shelter. I only have two game hens. I keep the two roosters that were given to me in a separate coop than the mean rooster. Those two prefer to be together and get along very well. I also have the hens separated. One in with the two roosters and one in with the one rooster. I'm currently building a new coop for when the chicks are old enough.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Sorry, I can't really help with names as I don't have any for my flock [​IMG]

    Best wishes and good luck with your coop build and your new chicks

  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Sounds like quite a trial you have had there with your birds. That was so nice of you to take the birds in from your neighbour when they were not taking care of them. If you can get more hens for the Roos and can keep them in separate areas wit their own hens they should be fine. I'm afraid not all Roos will live harmoniously with each other in a flock. I had two that hated each other but once I got them seperate with their own girls they were fine.

    Good luck with your birds in the future, especially your new cute little fluff balls!
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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Great to have you aboard! I'm afraid I'm not very creative when naming my birds...thing like calling my Buff Orpington "Goldie." Like I said, not very inspired. My best name belongs to my Gold Laced Wyandotte rooster....I named him Strawberry for his huge comb that looks like one. Here is a link where people have posted their chicken names https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/66997/chicken-names-whats-your-chickens-name
    There are other links as well...just type in 'chicken names' into the BYC search box. Good luck to you!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  9. AriadneCastro

    AriadneCastro Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2016
    Sintra, Portugal
    Greetings from Portugal and welcome to BYC! Your roosters will probably need a few more girls soon, otherwise they could start overbreeding the ones they have. Especially the hen who's staying alone with the two boys is at risk of becoming the focus of their attention. Wish you all the best with your flock!
  10. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

    Feb 23, 2016
    Hello and [​IMG]! It's great to have you! I don't know much about chickens, but If you ever get ducks I might be able to help you!

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