Hi from NW Missouri!! •>

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LadyG1994, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. LadyG1994

    LadyG1994 Hatching

    Feb 28, 2016
    NW Missouri
    Good morning! I got my first 5 chicks for my birthday last September and promptly bought 16 more the next week. :)

    This past Tuesday I got my first egg! My ladies (a couple of them anyway) are no longer freeloaders.

    Of my flock of 16, I have at least 4 roosters. Is it a good idea to pick one rooster and rehome the others? I really don't want to cull any of them.

    Another question I have: what is your opinion of eggs with dark blood spots? I was raised believing these eggs are not safe to eat.

    Have a great day!

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your first eggs :clap It's always so exciting when you find those little treasures. I hope you have many more to come in the future. Often new layers can have blood spots in their first eggs. It's usually just because they are getting their laying machines in order and up and running for the first time. It's quite normal and there is no reason not to eat them. As for your boys I would say yes keep one and try and rehome the rest. Boys have a hard time finding new homes so if you can't bring yourself to cull you may have to have a batchelor pad just for the boys. Fighting could occur over the girls or over breeding of the girls if you keep them all in with them.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC! The Learning Centre is a great place to start off as it has loads of info on anything chicken. Joining your state thread (just type your state in the search box) will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area.

    Seems like chicken maths has you firmly in its grasp - thats the way is should be IMO so well done you!

    All the best
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  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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