Lots of Questions

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lcarlson, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. lcarlson

    lcarlson Hatching

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    Hi, thanks for the add. I have been helping the primary chicken guy for about a year and 1/2 but I am now on my own with the flock. I have 13 1 1/2 year old Dominque hens, 10 6 month old Golden Lace Wyandotte hens. I also have 5 Golden Lace Wyandotte Roosters for a total of 28 birds. Lots of questions.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a nice, large flock with some hardy, dependable breeds that are good layers. You should consider thinning down the number of roosters you have, as the recommended ration of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. Too many roosters will become very hard physically on your hens as they mature; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, and potentially, seriously injuring them. The only reason you need any roosters is to fertilize eggs for hatching and with 23 hens, 2 roosters could handle the job nicely. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to the flock.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Dominiques are such pretty birds! If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Everyone here to help. Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  7. 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.

    I love dominiques!
     
  8. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Hello and Welcome!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     

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