Is there any Hoosiers out there close to me?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by carmelia, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. carmelia

    carmelia Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 26 Barred Rock pullets, and have been looking for a young roo to go with them.
    I am fairly new to this experience, so i'm not sure where to look. I have been told that it isn't quite time to purchase one yet....what is your opinion.[​IMG]
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    How old are the hens?
     
  3. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I am closer to central IN, about 60 miles north of Indy. I just received my first order of babies last week that included 3 barred rocks. Hope they are all female. I do have 6 BO's that are about 17 weeks old and one of them has turned out to be a rooster. Wanted to get rid of him, but hubby has convinced me to keep him, but don't plan on hatching any. Just want them for eggs. I'll bet your flock is great! Good luck.
    Gram
     
  4. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Young cockeral's/roos have a tendency to be ready to mate before the girls are so I would suggest that you wait until your girls are laying eggs before introducing a roo if you don't want your girls harassed by an overly eager boy. [​IMG] Have fun with your BR's. I have 4 BR's in my flock and just love them.
     
  5. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Where are you in Indiana? I'm north.... there are plenty of swaps around that you should be able to get a roo when you're ready.
     
  6. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Carole,
    I am down near Kokomo, Greentown actually, but no one has ever heard of that.
    Gram
     
  7. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a niece that just moved from Greentown. She moved to 400N. Just down the road from Ed Otto. He does horse shoeing.

    Been to greentown many a time. We will be down that way this month later too.

    sue
     
  8. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Sue,
    I know the area well, I live close and go through there often to see our daughter.
    Gram
     
  9. carmelia

    carmelia Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info on the roo. My pullets are 3 months old.
    I think I will wait. I guess my mom new what she was talking about:cool:
    I'm located about 17 miles from Terre Haute Indiana to the East. I am getting very attached to my little girls; thats for sure!
    Debby
     

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