New to the Chick world

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

  1. ChikkaDee

    ChikkaDee New Egg

    May 12, 2011
    East TN
    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
    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

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    [​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

    Apr 22, 2011
    West Coast USA
    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. : )
    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  5. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
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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

    Jun 10, 2010
    Tower City, PA
    [​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

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. You are going to love fresh eggs. [​IMG]
  10. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    [​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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