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chicken4little

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HI I got some chickens back in June and it has been an exciting experience raising them.
I have 5 naked neck hens 5 naked neck roosters( way too many) 5 Rhode Island reds, two Rouen drakes and 8 golden sex links
 

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Hello there and welcome to BYC!
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Sounds like you have a lovely flock! Poultry sure are fun to keep. I don't know how I could ever live without my birds now. Ha!

Make yourself at home here and we do welcome you to our flock!
 

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You have a nice assortment of poultry to keep you entertained
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You are a bit top-heavy on males...the recommended ratio is about 1 male to 10 females. Have you decided what you are going to do with the surplus males?

Make yourself at home here, thanks for joining us!
 

Michael OShay

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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on that 1 rooster to 10 hen ratio. As they mature and their hormones kick in, too many roosters will become very hard physically on your hens; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, and potentially, seriously injuring them. The only reason you really need a rooster is to fertilize eggs for hatching, and 1 rooster can easily handle 10-15 hens in that regard. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
 

chicken4little

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Nov 26, 2015
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:welcome

You have a nice assortment of poultry to keep you entertained :)

You are a bit top-heavy on males...the recommended ratio is about 1 male to 10 females. Have you decided what you are going to do with the surplus males?

Make yourself at home here, thanks for joining us!


I think I'm going to make a nice dinner out of at least four of them;)
 

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