New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kesca, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. kesca

    kesca In the Brooder

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    Hello,

    I am new to BYC and to chicken raising. despite being new to this, I have already found a deep affection for our flock. We began with 6 and now have 12, but will probably go back down to 10 as 3 are roosters. I had a feeling that they were early on but had to wait for them to get bigger.

    Our flock:
    3 Buff Minorca
    3 Buff Laced Polish
    4 Ameraucana
    2 RIR

    I am looking forward to learning from everyone here at BYC.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock! Yes, roosters are not needed in a flock if you are just in this for the eggs. And the hens will be happier without them.

    So glad you could join our community and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your flock! I hope you can find a good home (or a soup pot) for those extra roosters. [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

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

    Good luck with your flock!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Definitely remove those 2 extra roosters from the flock. The recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens as too many roosters will become very hard physically on your hens; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, and potentially, seriously injuring them. The only reason you need a rooster at all is to fertilize eggs for hatching, and 1 roosters can easily handle 10 hens in that regard. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens, happy you joined the flock [​IMG]
     

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