Wanted to introduce myself...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mssadie608, May 12, 2011.

  1. mssadie608

    mssadie608 New Egg

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    Hi everyone! I am new to BYC, and just wanted to introduce myself. I am from a small town in Wisconsin, and just started with chickens about a week ago. I have four Roosters, and will be getting my Hens the first week of June. So any and all advice and tips you may have are much appreciated. I look forward to talking with and learning with you! [​IMG]
     
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
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    [​IMG] From NY
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Missouri!
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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  6. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]
     
  7. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine
     
  8. bds613

    bds613 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] what kind of Roo's do you have?
     
  9. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Quote:Hello and welcome from Ohio!

    I just wanted to mention, that a good ratio of rooster to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. So if you're getting 40 hens, then you're in good shape. Otherwise, you may want to re-home some of those roosters. The reason is that roosters like to mate very frequently, and chicken mating can be very rough. If you have too many rooster, the hens can become over mated. This will not only make your hens feathers look raggedy, it can affect egg production because the hens will become stressed.

    It's such a shame because the roosters are always the most beautiful......

    Just something for you to consider.....

    Take care,
    Sharon
     
  10. Mamahalo

    Mamahalo Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks for the tip! I was considering some banty silkies myself they are just so darn cute! But I'm in it for the eggs! What if you want to breed some rare fellas, seperate pen? (distant future, but we like to plan ahead...)
     

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