Hi everyone! I am brand new...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Debbie Lynn, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Debbie Lynn

    Debbie Lynn New Egg

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    I have always wanted chickens. I just moved into a house that has a coop that needs fixed up in the spring. Someone just gave me a rooster and a hen and I need to learn very quickly how to take care of them. My husband patched the coop for now. Looking forward to my new adventure!
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!What kinda advice do you need?
     
  3. Debbie Lynn

    Debbie Lynn New Egg

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    It is getting cold here now and the coop has a lot of cracks. Should I line the walls with something to keep out the cold air? We have a heat lamp that we turn on at night.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to byc. Coops need ventilation but not draughts, so yes, I'd suggest you do a bit more patching. 1 roo and only 1 hen is not best ratio. Around 8-10 hens per roo is recommended to prevent the hen being over-mated and harmed.

    Good luck

    Ct
     
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  5. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To avoid her being overmated you could by her a hen saddle
     
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Your hen would do a lot better with another hen for company. instead of the rooster that will be overbreeding her .
     
  9. Debbie Lynn

    Debbie Lynn New Egg

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    Thank you. I've been wondering about that. My husband surprised me with them and I didn't have my research done yet.
     

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