Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ECarter1217, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. ECarter1217

    ECarter1217 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2017
    meridian ms
    hi I'm from ms and we are going to have some chickens we bought the coop now I need to find were to buy 3 laying hens and a rooster
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, ECarter1217, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! As a newcomer to chickens you might like to spend some time reading the articles in the Learning Center here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center It is a great guide to almost every question you will ever have regarding chickens and their care. As to where to locate the birds you want, you might post in your state thread in this link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you A local might be able to help you out! A word of advice? Unless you like to hear the crow of a rooster in the a.m. or are planning to hatch out your own eggs, a rooster isn't necessary for the hens to lay. Just something to think about. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
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  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under ECarter1217 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, living in Aus I am not able to assist with your chicken search but you have been given some good advice by redsoxs.

    I just wanted to wish you all the best and good luck with the flock when they arrive.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] Many folks forgo having a rooster for various reasons. Some towns don't allow roosters. There are folks that have had bad experiences with aggressive roosters and won't have them again. Unless you need fertile eggs for hatching or sale, hens will lay the same amount of eggs and be less stressed without a rooster harassing them.
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  5. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    If you really do want a rooster, you probably will want a few more females. It is recommended 1 rooster per 8-10 hens so there won't be problems with over-mating the same girl or two.

    Good luck to you and thanks for joining us!
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  6. ECarter1217

    ECarter1217 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2017
    meridian ms
    thank you i will talk to my husband about that with the rooster
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hey there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens!!! I am so glad you decided to join our big, happy family! Please make yourself at home and enjoy yourself here! :frow

  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

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

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