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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Suespetchickens, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Suespetchickens

    Suespetchickens New Egg

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    I have just joined this group and I am looking forward to gaining a lot of wisdom from all the other members about chickens. I have 14 hens of all kinds and 3 roosters. I have had backyard chickens now for 3 years. I love it!
     
  2. psychoroo

    psychoroo Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
     
  3. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That's a lot of roosters . One rooster can handle 10 hens , if there are less than that ,the hens tend to get overbred and damaged.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. You might want to think about re-homing one of those roosters, or else getting some more hens. The recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. Too many roosters can be very hard physically on your hens; over-breeding them, biting and plucking feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, and potentially, seriously injuring them. Even if they haven't done so up to this point, things can change rapidly as they mature more. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You posted while I was posting, but those were my thoughts exactly. :eek:)
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  9. Suespetchickens

    Suespetchickens New Egg

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    Thanks for your email. I enjoy my chicken family so much. I am looking forward to finding new information from this group.

    My God is not dead either. I praise him every minute of the day.

    Sue Jones
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     

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