Plymouth Barred Rock BANTAM

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nate88, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Nate88

    Nate88 Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Knoxville Tennessee if anyone knows where a roster is I would highly appreciate it. I have two hens and no rooster.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    You may want to check out the Buy-Sell-Trade section: Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade

    I hope you can find a rooster!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!

    You will need more hens if you add a rooster. A good ratio to protect the hens is 1 rooster to 8 to 10 hens. Any less and the rooster can mate the hens to death with injuries and wounds.

    You don't need a rooster to get eggs. The hens are better off without a rooster in most cases.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  4. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :) Try Craigslist.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015
  6. 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.

    Good luck finding your birds. I agree with BantamFan4Life, craigslist is good place to look.
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. X2 on TwoCrow's advice. 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. 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. I currently have 25 hens and no roosters in my flock, and I get loads of eggs without all the aggression, fighting, biting and feather plucking, feeding of unproductive mouths, crowing in the middle of the night, drop off in egg production, over-breeding and battering of hens that goes along with having roosters (especially too many). My hens are stress free and enjoying life without a rooster around. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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