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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nellielou, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. nellielou

    nellielou New Egg

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    Hi all. I am new to this group. I have 4 hens and one Roo; they will be 2yrs in April. I am looking to learn more about chickens so here I am!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  3. nellielou

    nellielou New Egg

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    One Buff Orp, Barred Rock, RI Red, I believe Nellie is a Wyndotte and the Roo too
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad you decided to join us.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I've had all of those breeds at one time or another over the past 50 years (still have Buff Orps), and they are all hardy, dependable dual-pupose breeds that will give you lots of nice large, brown eggs. One thing though that you should consider if you're going to keep your rooster is getting 4 or 5 more hens to go with him. The recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. As they mature, too many roosters will become very hard on your hens physically; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their backs and necks, battering them, and potentially, seriously injuring them. Good luck with your flock.
     
  6. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. zooomama

    zooomama Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome!!!
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. nellielou

    nellielou New Egg

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    I only have a 4 x 8 x 8 shed and my pen area is L shaped not real big. summer would be no problem but winter I don't free range them
     

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