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Hello, I'm Andrea from Central Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lana Del Pollo, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. Lana Del Pollo

    Lana Del Pollo In the Brooder

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    I have chickens. Currently three silkies and three RIR hybrids. The latter are older and seem to do their own thing. Got all six straight run and I'm not really in it with food production as a primary goal. I'm kind of using them as a learning opportunity and I currently plan to not regulate the male/female population. I figure if having a bunch of roosters around turns out to be a bad idea I can just have a chicken taco month. Also I have the older one's free range and take the silkies out from practice rangings. They love eating ants which is good because ants are everywhere.

    So that's my introduction can I be one of the cool kids now?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Too many roosters will cause lots of fighting and harm to the hens. The correct ratio of rooster to hen is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. So plan on lots of chicken BBQ's!

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  4. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Songster

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    Welcome to BYC from Georgetown! Yes, you're one of the cool kids now, especially since you're also in Central Texas. :)
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  6. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chirping

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    welcome to our flock,[​IMG]
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    you're in - welcome to Backyard Chickens. Silkies are very difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they crow or lay a egg.
     
  10. Lana Del Pollo

    Lana Del Pollo In the Brooder

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    I've learned a lot since I made this account.
     

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