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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rehlers, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. rehlers

    rehlers New Egg

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    Hello!!!! I'm and new to the site! I currently have 4 layers and a rooster. And I have 18 in the incubator and the first is making sounds!!! I've been ready everyone's feeds and let me just say thank you because I had no idea I was doing it wrong!!!! The books don't tell you everything! :)
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I hope your hatch goes well. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  3. rehlers

    rehlers New Egg

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    I have Rhode Island Reds and Bantams!!!!
     
  4. Animesweetie

    Animesweetie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey hey hey newbies!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Rhode Island Reds are a good, hardy, dependable, good laying breed. Just don't keep more than one rooster as the RIR roosters can be particularly aggressive. The recommended ratio in any breed of roosters is 1 rooster for every 10 hens, and with RIRs it's especially important not to exceed that ratio. Good luck with your flock.
     
  6. rehlers

    rehlers New Egg

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    Thank you! I only have Red hens .
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You mentioned a rooster in your introduction. What kind of rooster do you have?
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Good luck with the hatch!

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the hatch!
     
  10. rehlers

    rehlers New Egg

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    I have a Bantam Rooster
     

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