Hello from Scotland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MrsMcCluck, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. MrsMcCluck

    MrsMcCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello

    I'm a new chicken owner. Currently we have just two Wyandottes and a Lighy Sussex cockeral. At the weekend I am inheriting some more birds, and I'm quite nervous about it!

    Glad I found this place. Off to read and read some more ;)
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. My wife and I visited Scotland for our 37th wedding anniversary and loved your beautiful countryside. Having a cockerel already, hopefully the new birds you're inheriting are all hens. 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. 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.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your flock!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! Visiting your beautiful country is on my bucket list. I hear you have some fantastic medieval castles there and I'm a big fan of all things medieval, especially buildings. Enjoy the site and your new chickens!
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] I am glad you decided to join us.
     
  9. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  10. MrsMcCluck

    MrsMcCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the replies.

    This weekend we will add two Marans, eight ducks, two female geese and a solitary Turkey.

    I've been reading up as much as I can. The ducks are Khaki Campbell's and Cherry Valleys. There are more girls than boys, but I've managed to arrange a swap with a local person as they have too many girls. It will bring us down to two boys and six girls.

    The geese are Embden, last years hand reared goslings so quite tame.

    The turkey is a left over from Christmas past. She's a Bronze. Currently they are all kept together but when they get here I'm keeping the chickens separate as I have been. The turkey is the only sticking point as she has been kept with chickens previously but I'm worried about Blackhead, so not sure where she would be happiest? In with the ducks, geese or dare I risk chickens?!!!?

    I live quite far North - very near some beautiful castles :). It's beautiful but at the moment we have snow and gales. I'm longing for Spring.
     

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