I'm a new member!!!!!!please answer my questions!!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bananas4Bantams, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Bananas4Bantams

    Bananas4Bantams New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Mar 27, 2009
    hi people hopefully from earth!!!!!

    I just became a new member and I'm also a soon 2 b chicken owner!
    I have A LOT OF Q'S cause i've never owned a chicken b 4!Please help me out here by answering my following questions!
    1)what is the best age to buy a laying chicken?
    2)Do hens need a rooster?
    3)Do you KNOW of any chicken breeders in nova scotia?

    Thanks(but only if you help me) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Quote:LOL, Howdy from Oklahoma!

    1) When I buy layin hens, I like 'em to be about a year old, they seem the most conisistant, as in not layin double yolker's one day and fart egg's the next, then I butcher 'em at 2 years.
    2) Only if ya want fertile eggs do ya need a rooster. Hens dont need a roo to lay eggs, but they do to have chicks.
    3) No, I dont personally, but I'm way over here LOL!
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2009
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1) I prefer getting mine as day old babies. Then they know you are are friendly toward you.
    2) You don;t need a roo unless you want fertile eggs for hatching or selling to be hatched.
    3) I have no idea!!!
     
  4. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    449
    0
    129
    Jan 15, 2009
    Sullivan, Indiana
    I would get them as babies also just so you know what they have been eating and stuff like mine. All my girls come running towards me everytime they see me just because I've had them since they were chicks.
     
  5. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy and welcome!!
    I like to raise my layers from chicks but that's just because I like them to be tame and come when I call them. If you want them to be already laying anything over 26-30 weeks should work for you.

    Some people like roos as they help protect the girls and of course if you're going to be hatching eggs you want them to be fertile so a roo is a good idea. Me, I just like the roos because they tend to be so colorful and the crowing is kinda cool.
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Imp
     
  7. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,436
    25
    171
    Apr 11, 2009
    AS A NEW PERSON WANTING TO GET STARTED DO THIS

    hi people hopefully from earth!!!!!

    I just became a new member and I'm also a soon 2 b chicken owner!

    I have A LOT OF Q'S cause i've never owned a chicken b 4!Please help me out here by answering my following questions!

    1)what is the best age to buy a laying chicken?
    (Answer
    I would say if you can get them maybe spring hatched large fowl 4-5 months old you should be able to tell by the comb on the birds the roosters from pullets
    generally the roosters have much larger combs and look more male than sissy females
    other wise buy under 1 yr olds
    many times people will sell yr or older hen, never vuy older than 2 yrs as their laying ability is cut in half by three
    So try for under 1 yr and 1 yr.
    Many people will sell older hens as they have new chicks coming on in 5-7 months to lay eggs

    2)Do hens need a rooster?
    (answer definitely NOT
    they are a nusience for laying hens as they want to breed and ruin the peace and harmony in hen house
    hens lay if no rooster is there.

    3)Do you KNOW of any chicken breeders in nova scotia?
    I would get a hold of Paul Monteith at the Featherfancier to find out his information is as follows
    FEATHER FANCIER
    published in Canada


    Extensive country-wide Breeders' Directory
    Fancier-of-the-Month
    Quick Sale for those buying or selling
    Informative Feature Article each month
    Valuable Tips & Information
    Show & Sale Date listings
    Detailed Show Advertisements
    Shows/Sales/Auction Ads
    Judges/Clubs Directory
    Stock & Suppliers Ads
    and much more.

    featuring numerous titles on poultry, pigeons, waterfowl, pheasants, gamebirds, cage birds, rabbits, etc. such as those featured in our
    Avian Bookstore

    Subscription Rates

    Canada
    (Please add 7% G.S.T.) U.S. & Foreign
    (Please send in U.S. Dollars)

    1 Year - $21.40 (GST incl)
    2 Years - $40.66 (GST incl)
    3 Years - $58.85 (GST incl)
    1 Year - $20.00
    2 Years - $38.00
    3 Years - $55.00

    Please click here for a Handy Subscription Form, then PRINT, FILL OUT, and SEND to:
    Feather Fancier Newspaper
    5739 Telfer Road,
    Sarnia, Ontario
    N7T 7H2


    When paying by VISA, Phone (519) 542-6859

    Established in 1945
    The only Canadian Publication catering to Breeders and Fanciers of Purebred Poultry, Fancy & Racing Pigeons, Domestic & Ornamental Waterfowl, Pheasants and other Avian Species.

    Published 11 times a year (July and August combined.) Circulated all across Canada, U.S. and abroad.

    Editor & Publisher: Paul Monteith

    Any other questions just email me at the enclosed email address
    Glenda
     
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Looks like you have some good answers already so [​IMG] to BYC
     
  9. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    3,837
    12
    221
    Aug 5, 2008
    Indianapolis
    Welcome from Indiana... [​IMG]
     
  10. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello and WELCOME to BYC from NC
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by