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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Faith Lord, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Faith Lord

    Faith Lord In the Brooder

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    Hi there!! [​IMG] I currently have 5 chickens and 2 roosters. We are now starting out trying to hatch our own chicks!! I am happily married and have 4 children. I hope and pray that i can actually do this hatching thing!! At first it is very intimidating, but i know with this site and Gods help i can accomplish it!!!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Good luck with the hatch! You might want to stop by this article in our learning center on hatching for any tips or hints that may help you thru your first hatch...https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock! However 2 roosters is too many for 5 hens. The proper ratio is 1 roo to 8 to 10 hens. Any less, and the rooster can damage or even hurt the hens from over mating. And 2 roosters can hurt or even kill each other. So you might consider rehoming one of them and hopefully your hatch yields lots of hens!!

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! TwoCrows gave you a link to a great hatching guide. Best of luck and keep us posted!
     
  4. chickenhound

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    Hi there Faith Lord. Welcome to BYC [​IMG]. Two Crows gave you very good advice. 2 roosters for 5 hens is one rooster too many. Are you 100% sure that you really have 2 roosters? If you are sure, then one of them has got to go. Good luck
     
  5. Faith Lord

    Faith Lord In the Brooder

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    My big rooster is an Ameracauna and then i have a smaller one and i think it is a silkie!!! None of them really fight or anything, they have been together for about 3-4 months!!! So with them being two different breeds do i still need to separate them?
     
  6. chickenhound

    chickenhound Chirping

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    That is very unusual that the two roosters are not fighting. If they are not fighting each other then you don't need to separate them. However, you still have a dilemma. One of your roosters will have to separated from the hens or you will have problems like two crows pointed out in his post.Good luck
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the hatch!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. We are here to help in any way we can. And you're right; with God's help you can accomplish anything (Phil. 4:13). God bless your hatching efforts.
     
  10. Faith Lord

    Faith Lord In the Brooder

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    what do you mean by the two crows pointed out in his post?
     

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