New member new chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bwakymcbwakbwak, Dec 6, 2018 at 6:32 PM.

  1. bwakymcbwakbwak

    bwakymcbwakbwak In the Brooder

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    I wanted to wait until spring to start chickens but one cold evening this stray rooster decided to move into my shed. Got him set up. He's nice...polite even. But i dont know what breed or mix he is. Help is appreciated. I want to get him some girlfriends come spring.
     

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Perhaps he is a gamefowl cross of some sort. Attractive cross bred for sure.
     
  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Free Ranging

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Congratulations on your new chicken! He looks like a gamebird cross. If he's nice, keep him!
     
  4. Rick M

    Rick M Songster

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    Hello and welcome to BYC:frow
     
  5. Melky

    Melky Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Congrats on your new rooster. Check out hatcheries list! You might like for spring. https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/poultry-hatcheries-list.1271562/#post-20438569

    Check out the Learning Center:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    Lots of people do shed modifications for coop. Half coop/half storage. Check out coop sections.

    If want info. on breeds and what to consider for choices see this article with breed chart inside.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/choosing-the-right-breed-for-you.74446/

    Have fun! You might want a female gamebird or a mix of breeds.
     
  6. bwakymcbwakbwak

    bwakymcbwakbwak In the Brooder

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    Thanks to all for the info. I have books on chickens but not much information is provided about gamebirds. I will look into those creatures and their benefits. He is safe, warm, and as my daughter said, a pet and not a plate chicken.
     
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome! If you will be looking for some girlfriend's for your roo in the spring, I would go with either some point of lay pullets or hen's for him.
     
  8. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Welcome to our community. Search for threads on gamefowl for additional information.

    Best wishes
     
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler

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    Howdy :frow Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Glad to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :yesss:
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    If might help if we could see him standing - so know what kind of legs he has under him.
    Short/long - what color legs & feet - clean legged or feathered etc. You can also post his photo at "what breed or gender is this." for many professional opinions.
     
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