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Need hens 4 my 4 roosters!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by momofive, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. momofive

    momofive New Egg

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    I live in Kodak TN. I'm looking for full grown hens any type to keep my roosters happy. Know where I can get any? I'm new to the area and I'm having a tough time finding some. 8 or 10 hens would be enough. I have 1 hen. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bennjerry

    bennjerry New Egg

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    I have a friend here in Cookeville that deals with chickens and various other types of birds. He works at the livestock sale on Tuesday night or if you want to private message me I can forward your number to him.
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Sounds like you may be already hooked up! If you need more, go to your state thread, ask there.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please separate that poor hen from all the roos - until numbers improve. They will literally breed her to death if she is left with them. A roo can handle 10 hens, so 8-10 more won't be of much help. Can(would) you rehome 3 of the roosters?
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - you need to either re-think your rooster population, rethink your desire to keep the genders in a mixed flock or re-think the number of hens you plan to add to the mix.
     
  6. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    As said if you want to keep the 4 roosters you will need to get about 30-40 hens to avoid over breeding and to avoid stress... The other option is to isolate the roosters from the hens and likely each other...
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. The other members have given you some good advice so I'll just say, "If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers."
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family.
     

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