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Hi From New Member Jodi Yorty

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jodiyorty, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. jodiyorty

    jodiyorty Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! Excited to be a part of BYC. I started keeping chickens in May 2014 and the site and comments have been very helpful as I navigate this new and exciting world. I currently have 6 chickens ranging in age from ~6 months to one hen that is ~3 years old. Most are pullets, though we had a surprise and have two cockerels. So far they are getting along with one another. Worried about the upcoming cold weather this week in central PA, but have been impressed with their ability to handle cold temperatures. Looking forward to learning from all of you!
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you joined. Love the site and I love all the help from the loving family here.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and [​IMG] ! Please ask any questions you may have, we're happy to help.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. With 2 out of your 6 chickens being cockerels, you really need to get rid of one of those cockerels, and get a few more hens to go with the other cockerel. The recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. As they mature, too many roosters will become very hard physically on your hens; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and tails, battering them, and potentially, seriously injuring them. The only reason you need a rooster at all is to fertilize eggs for hatching, and 1 rooster can easily handle 10 hens in this regard. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to have you join us at Backyard chickens.
     

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