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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KarlT, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. KarlT

    KarlT New Egg

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    Hey everybody. I am new to this site and new to raising chickens. I have 2 silkie Roosters, Pete and Repeat, and 3 Bantam Nankins;a rooster named Cooter and his 2 hens, Thea and Louise. As far as taking care of them, I am lost as las years Easter egg.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - you are going to need more hens.
     
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  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    You have Nankins? They are cute. I hatched some yrs. ago, from a BYCer here..got some eggs from him. Long time ago. Don't have them now. But loved the way they were, just cute and mine were pretty friendly.

    Here they are as pullets.

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    Here a baby.
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  4. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC!!! I agree with sourland you need more hens for your roosters.
     
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  5. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with the previous posts...and WELCOME to the site!!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    One rooster can handle 10 hens. If you don't have enough hens per rooster, they will physically damage them by overbreeding, pulling out feathers & scratching them up with their spurs.

    Unless less you want to breed purebred chicks, or sell fertile eggs etc. There is no need for multi roosters. Hens will be much happier without them and continue to lay just as many eggs.
     
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  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  9. KarlT

    KarlT New Egg

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    I have gotten conflicting information about my Silkies. Some tell me I need to put a heat lamp on them if the temp drops below 60; others tell me that they are very tolerant to cold. I am slightly confused. It is supposed to get down to 35 Wed night. Do they need heat?
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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