1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Hello from Tennessee

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GretAnglin, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. GretAnglin

    GretAnglin Just Hatched

    May 23, 2014
    West Tennessee
    Hi, My name is Gret and I am so in love with my chickens! Started early this year with RIRs, and now also have some Polish and Americaunas. Looking forward to learning so much more from all the experienced people here!

    1 Barred Rock Rooster, 7 RIR Hens, 3 Wheaten Americaunas,2 Buffed Lace Polish, 3 Black and Gold Polish, 3 beautiful Americauna roosters, 2 turkeys, a Golden pheasant and his mate, 4 Nigerian Dwarf goats, 2 Boer goats, 1 Kiko goat, 1 Katahdin sheep, 7 Rabbits, 21 Guineas, 2 Paint and 1 Chestnut mini horses, 1 Boxer and 1 Cavie Spaniel, 1 Labrador and 1 DH
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2014
    1 person likes this.
  2. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

    Jul 14, 2014
    A big welcome to BYC!
    You've come to the right site for an excellent learning curve.
    Please make yourself at home as there are many here that are at the ready to help answer any questions or concerns!
    We will look forward to 'seeing' you around (and man I wanna be like you when I 'grow' up, I love your menagerie!)

    Your newest fan!

    1 person likes this.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Lots of roosters. Will you be keeping them all? One rooster can handle 10 hens, any less and they get overbred, damaged and sometimes much worse. You have an interested flock of breeds - like your dog choices too a Cavalier ? what color, and everybody loves labs. Welcome to BYC
  4. GretAnglin

    GretAnglin Just Hatched

    May 23, 2014
    West Tennessee
    Thank you! I'm not sure about all the roosters, I ended up with them when my sister sent me a nice bunch of babies from McMurray Hatcheries. They are fairly young, about 12 weeks now, but I'm pretty sure I won't be keeping them together. The Cavie is a tricolor, about 4 years old
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Gret! Glad you decided to join our flock. We all love chickens here. X2 on the 1 rooster to 10 hen ratio. Roosters can be very hard on your hens physically; over-breeding them, injuring them with their beaks and spurs, and battering them. I currently have 25 hens, no roosters, and I get loads of eggs without feeding any non-egg laying mouths, without the aggression, fights, crowing in the middle of the night, injuries, and over-bred and battered hens that frequently goes along with having roosters (especially too many). 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.
    1 person likes this.
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock! Yes, you will probably need to rehome most of those roos at some point.

    Enjoy your lovely flock and welcome to ours!
    1 person likes this.
  7. ronmauldin

    ronmauldin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2014
    Rhode Island
    Welcome from the Ocean State!
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by