New to BYC from Alberta, Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Roosterhaven, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Roosterhaven

    Roosterhaven New Egg

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    Hi there,
    I finally decided to join BYC after finding this forum a few dozen times during Google searches.
    I was raised on a mixed grain and poultry farm that had 150 laying hens and about 300 meat birds, mainly Cornish Cross, RIR, and California Grey, white version. Guess what my summer job was?
    Many years later I have a hobby farm and just got chickens again. I got a box of 20 mixed heritage breeds and have 6 chickens left. What's hysterical is that I have 1 hen out of the lot. The rest are roosters. Good thing I like roosters. I want to post pictures of my birds to help identify the breeds.
    I am also setting up my hoophouse greenhouse so that I can move the birds into there for over winter.
    I look forward to being part of this community.
    Sherri
    aka Roosterhaven
     
  2. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Sherri. Glad you decided to join our flock. 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?
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] do you have them all together? One rooster is good for 10+ hens, any less there will be overbreeding and possible injury to the hen.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  6. Roosterhaven

    Roosterhaven New Egg

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    Thank you! I shall go over to the Canadian thread and introduce myself.
    As for breeds, I don't know as I got a box of mixed breed chickens. I did post pictures in the "what breed or gender is this" thread.

    Yes these birds are all together and get along well. I will be getting more laying hens shortly to counter that roo/hen ratio. What I have noticed is 2 trios that hang around together and when it comes time for roosting, they are all together.

    As for active breeding, haven't seen any yet, courting: yes.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2014
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock!

    Enjoy all your adventures with them and welcome to our flock!
     
  8. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You are a really good sport, to have so many roosters and not be [​IMG]AND [​IMG]. Very happy that you joined the BYC flock .
     

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