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lunachick99

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 12, 2014
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New to this scene. I got ten bantam chicks in June. Four have turned out to be boys. They're all happy and spoiled but I have a billion questions. Hope I've come to the right place. I'll post a few pics soon, looking for help identifying breeds. They're terribly adorable, that I know. Completely addicted to all that is chicken.
 

sunflour

Flock Master
8 Years
Jan 10, 2013
14,974
7,773
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Macon,GA
Hi
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. Glad you joined the flock. You sure have come to the right place for your billion questions every one here very friendly and informative. Look forward to seeing your pics heres the link for identifying breeds. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this. I too am addicted to all that's chicken
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Ditto, welcome!! So glad you joined us.
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Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
25,581
2,452
438
Montana
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. We are all addicted to chickens here. I'm sorry 4 of your 10 bantams turned out to be roosters. You will either need to re-home some of roosters or else get a lot more hens to go with them. The recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. As they mature, 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 even potentially, seriously injuring them. 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.
 

TwoCrows

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Premium Feather Member
Mar 21, 2011
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Hello there and welcome to BYC!
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Definitely stop by our What Breed and Gender section for help with these things. And you might also have a look at our learning center. Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

Enjoy this new adventure you are on! If you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Aug 26, 2009
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If you don't plan on incubating chicks or selling fertile eggs, it's personal choice but, you don't NEED a rooster. The hens are usually happier without one and will continue to lay just as many eggs albeit non-fertile.
 

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