New to the Chick world

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChikkaDee, May 12, 2011.

  1. ChikkaDee

    ChikkaDee New Egg

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    Hi my name is Denise,

    I am new to Chicken owning...My friend called me last night and she has 5 chicks to start me out...She has 3 hens 2 are Delawares and one is a Welsummer....One Delaware Rooster and one Welsummer Rooster.....

    I have 2 questions?

    How many eggs can I expect from the hens I will have now.....

    We have a chance to purchase 5 other hens and a Rooster...
    1 welsummer hen
    1 cuckoo maran hen
    1 americana hen
    1 red sexlink hen
    1 blue laced red wyndott rooster

    what do you think about this mis and will 3 roosters be too much...
     
  2. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    California
    I wish I could help, but I'm not a chicken owner (Sorry!). [​IMG] From CA!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Thanks for joining! [​IMG]
     
  3. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    [​IMG] from Texas.
    I would say guessing 2 eggs a day. the sexlink should lay almost everyday.
    If you have allot of space for them to spread out 3 roos for 10 hens "should" be OK.
    I have about 40 roos. [​IMG]
     
  4. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Oregon and welcome to BYC! If you currently have three hens, two Delawares and one Welsummer, I think you can count on one egg per day.

    If you add four more hens: Welsummer, Maran, Sex-Link, and Ameraucana (or EE), for a total of seven hens, you might get three to five eggs a day. The Sex-Link will be the best produce, laying almost every day.

    Personally, I think three roosters is two too many for seven hens. : )
     
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  5. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine
     
  6. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I go with the 1 roo for 10 hens ratio... Works well for me... I have about a 1% infertility rate... Not bad..

    Anyway, welcome to BYC!! I hope you get all the chickens... The more the merrier... [​IMG]
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  8. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania! We probably get 5 to 6 eggs a week from each hen. Good luck!
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. You are going to love fresh eggs. [​IMG]
     
  10. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] 3 roosters might be a bit much for your girls, and unless roos are raised together they probably won't get along too well either.
     

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