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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Duggan, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Duggan

    Duggan Hatching

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    Hi everyone my name is Stephanie nice to meet you all [​IMG]. My family and I just recenty got some chickens we have 3 so far 2 roo's (an Americana and a Cochrane) and one hen (Australorp) when we got the Cochrane we were told he was a she nope as soon as we got home he crowed. I found this site by chance through google. I have done some reading and loved ot so why not join right lol. I have had manu questions some have been answered just by reading but I have so many more. Can't wait to jump in.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. 2 roosters and one hen will eventually lead to a bad situation. I see more hens in your future.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

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

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    This IS the place to be for all the fun and learning! We are just bursting at the seams with knowledge!

    X2 on having too many roosters. The proper ratio of rooster to hen is 1 to 10. So you will want to add more hens to your flock to protect the hens from being harmed or even killed.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  5. 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.

    X3 on too many roosters. Only keep one for every 10 hens you own.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X4 on too many roosters. The 10 to 1 ratio is very important as too many roosters will be very hard physically on your hens; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, and potentially even seriously injuring them. Maybe you can get some more Australorp hens to go with the one you have. Australorps are a terrific breed; extremely hardy, calm and gentle, and the best layers of the brown egg laying breeds. A Black Australorp holds the brown egg laying record with 364 eggs in 365 days, and while my Australorps have never reached that kind of production (and likely never will), I've still had a few of them lay over 300 eggs in a year. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting more hens.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to the flock. I think you mean your rooster is a Cochin, they are a nice breed.
     
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  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

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