new to chicken questions

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thesakid, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. thesakid

    thesakid New Egg

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    Good morning all,

    If we want 8-10 egg laying chickens, how many roosters should we have? Can you mix chicken breeds so you can have some white and some brown eggs?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome to BYC.

    For egg laying only, you do not need a rooster. You would only need the rooster if you wanted fertile eggs, or a flock protector, or just wanted a roo.
    It is usually suggested 1 roo to 10 hens, but that is variable, depends on the roo's personality. breed, and how you plan on keeping them. More than one may lead to fighting.
    And Yes you can mix breeds to have a colorful selection in your egg basket, not a problem. I think that's what most of us do. I have brown, cream and green eggs.

    Imp
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  4. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Southwest Ohio....glad you joined
     
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like Imp answered your questions, so I will just say "Hello"!
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer


    Welcome to BYC!

    You only need one rooster if you want to hatch eggs. Two roosters will fight.

    You can mix chicken breeds. Some will have a very colorful variety of egg colors.
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  9. LuvinChickens

    LuvinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! I hope you have a wonderful time! Good luck!
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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