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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by debsman, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. debsman

    debsman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone I'm new to the site. But have scrolled through hours of threads on here before joining. I have had a lot of questions and found 90% of them answered here. Thanks to all.
    I have only in the past week began my chicken experience. I have started my flock with 6 battery hens (red sexlink) I'm sure. They were rescued about 6 weeks before I got them. I didn't even realize the horror these lil girls had been through at the time. They were meant to be dual purpose but now that I know what they have endured I will never kill them. I will get whatever eggs they lay and just let them die a natural death. There feathers are growing back good and are about 75% back to normal. They are starting to act like normal chickens.
    Today I got a rooster and put him with them which was pretty stressful for about an hour but they all seem fine with it now. I am not sure of his breed. His dad is a big Jersey giant and my friend said the hen was black too. But he is white with some irregular barring on his chest and abdomen a with black tail.

    Can anyone tell me anything about him. He is young and big. But not as big as ole dad. Lol. I'm sure he still has some growing to do.
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Overrun With Chickens

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]



    BYC has a very informative Learning Center [​IMG]




    To help you out with your new roo it would help if you could post a photo [​IMG]
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! That's very nice of you take the girls, they sure can have a rough ride of it in the commercial side of things.im sure they are very happy to have found a home with you.
    Wishing you the very best of luck with them in the future. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
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  4. debsman

    debsman Out Of The Brooder

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    Here he is
     
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    debsman Out Of The Brooder

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You can post his photo at "what breed or gender is this," and received many opinions. I'm afraid all I can tell you is, he is black and white and definitely a rooster but, you already know that.
     
  7. BantamGang

    BantamGang New Egg

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    Hi I'm new too but I've had my two bantams for about a year now and I know that the hen is a old English bantam but not so sure about the male. I also anxious for eggs but no success in getting any (they have mated multiple times) I'm also thinking it could be the hens age but I do not know it nor the roosters. Also could it be she's too fat or missing the oyster in her diet? Please tell me if you know the breed of the rooster thanks!
     
  8. debsman

    debsman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have already posted in that section. Just waiting on responses. Thanks anyway
     
  9. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and congrats on your rescues - if they could, I'm sure they'd say a big thank you! [​IMG]

    All the best
    CT
     
  10. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here, thanks for joining us!
     

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