New to chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChueyJose, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. ChueyJose

    ChueyJose In the Brooder

    ) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? yes- 10 days ago

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?- 14

    (3) What breeds do you have?- I believe light brown leghorn and 1 black sex link rooster

    (4) How did you find out about friend

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?- sports, birding, reading etc

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share- social worker, have 2 horses on the farm, dogs, cats.

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You have the makings of a nice flock. If you have any questions for us please ask. Have you visited our Learning Center, it is a great education in itself.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping your new birds...

    Enjoy this new journey you are on! If you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a very good and thorough introduction. You should get some more hens to go with that rooster (or else get rid of the rooster). The recommended ratio of hens to roosters is 10 hens for every 1 rooster as too many roosters can be 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. 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.
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    I agree with Michael O'Shay, you should probably get more hens. If you keep two roosters with twelve hens, you may end up with overmated hens and feather loss.
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Re-looking at your introduction, I believe I may have misread it. I thought you had both a Light Brown Leghorn and a Black Sex Link rooster, but re-looking at it, I'm thinking that the Black Sex Link is your only rooster, leaving 13 hens which are Light Brown Leghorns. Am I interpreting this correctly? If so, your hen to rooster ratio (13 to 1) is fine. :eek:)
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

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

    One rooster is perfectly fine for 14 hens. If you have any more roosters than that, though, I would get some more hens to avoid overmating/stressing problems.
  8. ChueyJose

    ChueyJose In the Brooder

    Yes guys jusy clarifying. . 13 hens 1 rooster.
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Sounds good. :eek:)
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!

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