New from Wisconsin

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Str8, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Str8

    Str8 Hatching

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    Hello everyone!
    I am new to the chicken scene but jumped in head first. I started by purchasing some baby Orp Buffs from the local feed bin. I also picked up a existing flock of 2 year old RIR's. 9 Hens and 1 Roo. His name is Rusty. My Orp Buffs are 8 weeks old now and living is a separate coop connected to the larger coop. I am afraid I and going to have to meat out the 9 RIR Hens. One because of their age and another is because I do not think I am going to be able to merge the two flocks together. They are still producing about 4-6 eggs a day. Along with having 14 teenage Orp Buffs I also have 5 teenage Guineas that are in the coop with my Orps. They are getting along great I might add.
    My main question tonight is does anyone think I will be able to keep Rusty (My RIR Roo) and merge him with my Orp Buffs as the Head of Household without any casualties?

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    This is the smaller coop for the Orp Buffs and Guineas.
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    This the two Coops connected but closed off at this time.
    Oh yeah.. I got a couple of Goats who get along great with the Chickens.
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  4. LeviS

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    :welcome and good luck with your poultry adventure! :frow Merging flocks requires them to be able to look but not touch for a week or so, I think your rooster might have a bit of a hard time adjusting to losing his girls and being put with new teenagers. Unless you have to get rid of the reds I would give merging a try after they've seen each other through the wire for awhile.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    [​IMG]2 yr. old hens are still capable of putting out eggs, I wouldn't rush to process them. Your 8 week old buffs are too young to sex and way too young to start laying. I too agree that taking his hens away will be very traumatic to the roo - especially if you put him in with entirely new chickens.
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

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    Hello and welcome....so glad you joined BYC
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Str8, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! Good luck to you and your flock!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined the website!
     
  9. liz9910

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