Newbie Intro

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AngelChic, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. AngelChic

    AngelChic Just Hatched

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    Hello, I live in Indiana and am new to the Chicken Life. I currently have 2 roosters and five hens. None are laying yet. Just purchased these in February. Love to sit with them and learn things about chickens. I'm sure I have plenty of questions to ask you all veterans out there but wanted to take the time to say Hello first.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! You may find your gender balance becomes problematic so be prepared to either increase females, decrease males or house in groups that address the issue.
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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  4. AngelChic

    AngelChic Just Hatched

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    I was afraid of that. Given the fact that my other rooster seems to get along with the other females. Should I sell on cause I don't think I could kill and eat one of my own. What is a good ratio for females to male?
     
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    1 rooster per 8 to 10 hens.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Howdy! Two roosters = more hens for you!
     
  7. AngelChic

    AngelChic Just Hatched

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    Thank you
     
  8. AngelChic

    AngelChic Just Hatched

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    lol I'm not sure how my husband will feel about that
     
  9. masmom

    masmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep both boys and get more girls. Due to chicken math it's inevitable anyways. You'll see :celebrate
     
  10. masmom

    masmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and :welcome
     

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