New at this! Sort of...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rugbychick, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. rugbychick

    rugbychick Hatching

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    Just stumbled upon this web site and decided to join. We have 5 laying hens and 2 roos as of now, will be getting new babies in Feb. So, its about time that I really start learning about my flock.
     
  2. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Welcome!!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. I would suggest either removing one of the roosters or doubling the number of hens as the recommended ration of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. As they mature, too many roosters will become very hard physically on your hens; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, and potentially, seriously injuring them. The only reason you really need a rooster is to fertilize eggs for hatching, and 1 rooster can easily handle 10 hens in this regard. 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?
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Good luck with your flock! What breeds do you have right now, and what type of chicks are you thinking about getting?[​IMG]
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    I would be sure to check out the Learning Center: Learning Center Articles. Mountain Peeps gave you some good links, too.
    Good luck with your current flock and future chicks!
     
  9. 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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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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