peep peep from SW Washington

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lightningcc, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. lightningcc

    lightningcc Hatching

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    Hi there. Thanks for all the advice as I got started this summer with my own chickens. I have 5 Black Australoup and had 5 Silkies, but 4 ended up being roosters, so I gave 2 away. so I have 2 Silkie roosters and one hen. and my little Silkie hen just hatched a baby. I only left her 2 eggs and it looks like the second one is a dud. anyways, it's all very exciting and I'm looking forward to sharing with you all. Thanks!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens, glad you joined the flock.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry you ended up with so many roosters. You should give away all of them but one, and get some more hens to go with that one roosters as the recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 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. 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.
     
  4. Rcbrese

    Rcbrese In the Brooder

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  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    [​IMG] glad you joined us.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    Congrats on the chick hatch! Silkies make such good mommas.

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

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