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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tumbling K, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2015
    just found this page.

    been reading a few days, and allot of folks on the site sure know their chicken chit. Glad a I found it, and look forward to reading and learning lots.

    currently we run about 7 Buff Orph. and one loan barred rock hen, and one Rhode Island rooster.

    in the next month, we are looking to add 20-30 Black Aust and Buff Orph's and Barred Rocks.

    I also want to get a few roosters. Probably a couple of RIR, and a few Black Australorps.

    I currently have a 10'X12' Coop, and a 4' X 8' Coop, and one large (40' X 100') fenced in chicken yard for the birds to wander around in.

    other animals on the little ranchito, include four Californian rabbits, hoping for many more soon. we also have 10 Kiko goats, 5 wethers that are waiting for cooler weather before butchering, 4 does that should be getting bred by our big boy buck. One large pig, that is also waiting for cooler weather. Numerous yard/barn cats, and six kids that get the great privilege of feeding and taking care of the animals.
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! What a lovely flock you have there and lots of other animals too. It sounds a great place for your children to learn all about animal care and to get them out in lots of fresh air.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your expanding flock in the future. Be sure to ask any questions that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Great introduction, thank you for that. Sounds like you have a lot to keep you busy and lots of nice animals. Those are some lucky kids you have there, lol!

    BYC has a forum for animals other than poultry if you'd like to take a look:

    Good luck to you and make yourself comfortable here!
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. AnimalsRmyLife

    AnimalsRmyLife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2013

    Hope you continue to have a wonderful time here! We're glad to have you join us!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Usually a rooster can handle 10 hens each. Less than that and the hens can get damaged and over bred. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Which part of Texas are you from? My wife and I were both raised in the great state of Texas. :eek:) X2 on drumstick diva; the only reason you really need a rooster is to fertilize eggs for hatching and 1 rooster can easily handle 10-15 hens in that regard. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is loads 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. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2015
    about the roosters, I should have mentioned, we plan on getting day old chicks, taking the best from each breed, and using that as our breeding bird.

    the others..........well chicken and dumplings isn't nearly as good, if it's only dumplings....

    thanks for the well wishes, and the welcomes.......
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    You're welcome.

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