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countrychick628

Hatching
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I am kinda new to backyard chickens. I have researched things lots of times, but just recently joined. I have white plymouth rocks. I have 2 roosters and 2 hens. I also hatch and raise them. I am excited to be a part of this amazing group.
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
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Welcome to Backyard chickens. Do you intend to keep both roosters? One rooster can handle 10 hens, so 2 roosters would need about 20, to prevent them from severely overbreeding the same hens. It would be best to either rehome one or both roosters, or increase your number of hens by quite a bit. The roosters may still fight over pecking order and then hens.
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
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May 14, 2014
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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. Drumstick diva has given you some good advice. I would strongly suggest getting rid of one of your roosters and getting at least half a dozen more hens. As they mature, too many roosters will become very hard physically on your hens; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, and potentially, seriously injuring them. The only reason you really need a rooster is to fertilize eggs for hatching, and 1 rooster can easily handle 10-15 hens in this regard. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
 

sunflour

Flock Master
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Book Em Danno25

Crowing
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Welcome to BYC!!
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I'm glad you joined the flock!!
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Many adventures await you and your flock. If you have any questions, feel free to ask around!!
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