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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bemory13, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. bemory13

    bemory13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im going to pick up my first chickens tomorrow. Getting 6 barred rocks, 4 roos and 2 hens. Hoping to expand in the spring to include bbs and some guineas. Planning on free ranging with a small run in the barn to get them use to roosting in the barn.
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    I personally LOVE Barred Rocks! Are you planning on keeping all 4 roosters? Here is a article on roosters that would be helpful!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/roosters-everything-you-need-to-know
    You should get rid of or cull 2 or 3 of the roosters because they will fight each other and they will hurt the hens trying to fight over them.
    Hope you have fun with your new chickens!!!!
     
  3. bemory13

    bemory13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I may get rid of a few of the roos I'm getting a better deal by buying all.
     
  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok! Do you plan on getting more hens or do want to have a small flock?
    Oh and again [​IMG]
     
  5. bemory13

    bemory13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I plan on getting more hens hoping for a flock of chickens of around 10 and 6 or so guineas
     
  6. losttexan

    losttexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will find that BRs have a dedicated following among the folks here (personally, one of my favorites). And . . .

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  7. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!
     
  8. zooomama

    zooomama Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations! I am fairly new myself. This is a great forum.
     
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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Congratulations! Getting those first chickens is always so exciting. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about guineas (never had any), but if you need any help with them, just post on our Guinea section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/45/guinea-fowl, and take advantage of our experts there. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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