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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ccbeachchick, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. ccbeachchick

    ccbeachchick Hatching

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    Hi, I've had my chickens since last June, but have been checking this site for about a year now. I ordered six chicks, some reason got seven... Two of them turned out to be roos... Imagine my surprise that first morning I heard crowing! Now it sounds like a frat party in the am... Bert and Ernie, Ernie hasn't got it quite right.... lol... The extra chick was not a rooster... I've got Rhode Island Red, Plymouth Barred Rock, Buff Orpington, and whatever Belle is? She's the nicest little blonde chicken... One of my PBR's is residing in my office right now because someone to be named later has plucked her back and back of her head.... Hopefully I can get her back to the coop soon, she hears the boys crowing and I swear starts to cry... I guess I'm not enough company for her... It's been sooo cold, I'm afraid to put her back.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    You may want to post here to find out what breed Belle is
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    I would watch your hens and rooster closely when it comes to breeding season. It's recommend to keep only one rooster for 10 hens. So just watch to make sure your hens aren't getting too much attention and that the two roosters aren't fighting. I wonder if the plucked back was from too much rooster attention? Did you actually see them pulling the feathers out? If it's isn't red or bleedy, you may want to go ahead and but her back out with the others.

    Good luck!
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] I"m glad you joined our "flock!"

    Good luck with your chickens!
     
  4. jgoldy2

    jgoldy2 Songster

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    Welcome to BYC, PM me if you have questions or need help

    Rubber
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.[​IMG]
     
  6. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to the flock. If you have seen the rooster pulling out her feathers etc. You can get her a hen apron which will protect her back, and allow her feathers to regrow. You can find them under "everything else for sale," in the Backyard buy, sell, trade forum.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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