New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chick0dee, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. chick0dee

    chick0dee Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 18, 2011
    Good Morning Chickens Lovers ~

    I am new to BYC and have just started my life with some 6 beautiful hens (2 of which may be roosters not sure yet) [​IMG]. They are a mix between Amerucana (sp?) and cochin..

    So far I have found some very interesting information on this website.. Thank you to all that contribute!!

    Back to the possiblity of my two roosters.... when will I know for sure if they are roosters?? They are about 6 months old and I have not heard a "cock-a-doddle-doo" yet?? Do they not crow until they reach a certain age??

    Also am I correct in thinking that the hens should start laying around 9 months old??
  2. chic-a-deee

    chic-a-deee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi chic-o-dee, Im chic-a-deee!!
    Im new here too.
    Ive learnt plenty here....I hear hens should start laying around 6months. Can vary with breeds.
    Go to the forum index page & look up a laying hens. That should tell you.

    Welcome Welcome & Welcome. [​IMG]
    I have 3 pullet hens & one gorgeous little man, called Rocky.
    Heres his pic


    He is 12months old & crows his head off. [​IMG]

    But he lets u pick him up, cuddle him on your lap & he falls asleep. The big sook. [​IMG] to see some pics??? Where are you from? [​IMG]
  3. chick0dee

    chick0dee Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 18, 2011
    Hi chic-a-deee! Thanks for the welcome.. I am in SW Florida. I am just concerned about the roosters, because we promised our neighbors (we live in a residential area) that we would not get roosters. but life is like a box of chocolates isn't it?? LOL [​IMG] I will post pic soon. I have only had my hens for about 4 days..and we are still working on finishing their "NY Studio Apartment" HAHA, my husband went a little overboard with the coop.. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011
  4. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Very happy you joined us. As for the roo, they will crow when they feel like it. It doesn't get any simpler than that. As for the hens, it depends largely on breed and timing. Some breeds lay as early as 18 weeks (mostly production types). Also, as the weather turns colder, things slow down.
  6. quesodano

    quesodano Out Of The Brooder

    Welcome fellow Floridian. DOnt worry your neighbors will hate you soon enough. Roosters are born to get noisy.
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  8. dawson27

    dawson27 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2011
    Welcome to BYC from SE Missouri. Glad you joined.
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  10. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]

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