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The Flock has arrived!!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Warhorse70, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Warhorse70

    Warhorse70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Got 'em.......now what do I do?!
     
  2. Maximus

    Maximus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many Roos do you have
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Oh my, you have game fowl! How exciting! Might want PM some of the game fowl experts on how to house multiple roosters of this breed in close quarters. They appear in good health judging by the photos.

    Congratulations!
     
  4. Warhorse70

    Warhorse70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, toc!

    4 roosters and 5 hens, Max. I have a feeling the number will be increasing soon. Seems rather addictive!
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a lot of roos for the number of hens. You might want to consider setting up a bachelor pad for the excess roos so they don't wear the poor hens out. So what's the story here? Someone was getting rid of a whole flock and you came by at the right time? Do you know how old they are? What are your plans for them - i.e., do you want them for eggs, or breeding or to be good mothers? Congrats by the way - they're very pretty.
     
  6. Warhorse70

    Warhorse70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Multiple housing. The roos are kept separated and have limited access to the hens. Looking forward to having babies on the yard. Roos are all less than 3 years and the hens are 2. The roos and 2 of the hens are from a family friend and I picked up the other hens in East Texas.
     
  7. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Congrats, very pretty birds!
    I love the black and white rooster! What breed is he?
     
  8. Warhorse70

    Warhorse70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Frost Grey, I believe. Although, it's hard to say anything is pure anything anymore.

    Thanks!
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Just beautiful! [​IMG] You ask, "now what do I do?" I say ENJOY THEM!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Beautiful Birds [​IMG]
     

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