How to start your flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickenBoy1999, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. ChickenBoy1999

    ChickenBoy1999 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey newbie here ! Whats your opinion on my flock.?
    8x RIR pullets 7 weeks old
    2x EE pullet 1 week old
    3x Buff Orphington pullets 1 week old
    2x Buff Orphington Roo 1 week old
    Will post pictures soon.!

    Post your flocks pictures.! That would be mine
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] That's more roosters than you are going to need.
     
  3. ChickenBoy1999

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    Really.?i looked up online that the rooster to hen ratio is 3:1
     
  4. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your new flock. The roo's might fight but depends on how much space you have. Some people have multiples & it works out fine but some times it doesn't. I have a mixed flock as well- white leg horns, sexlinks, BCM, barred rocks, wyandottes, welsummer, RRR, a cali white & a couple geese.

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    Just a couple of my flock..
     
  5. ChickenBoy1999

    ChickenBoy1999 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks very nice looking flock .!
     
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Depending upon the rooster, 10 to 1 is far more realistic especially when dealing with large clumsy roosters like the Orpingtons.
     
  8. ChickenBoy1999

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    Ok thanks so only one rooster. Sounds like were having a meal soon .
     

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