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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by werecat2083, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. werecat2083

    werecat2083 New Egg

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    My name is Deborah. I'm in my second year of raising chickens. One of our hens from last year brooded us 9 chicks this spring with the awesome ratio of 7 hens to 2 roosters. We have mostly buff Orpingtons and a few Dorkings. We mostly just raise chickens for our own eggs. I live outside Austin, TX. Pleased to meet you all.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Deborah. Glad you decided to join our flock. My wife and I were both raised in the great state of Texas. You have some good breeds. I love the friendly and gentle temperament of the Buff Orpingtons and have some in my own flock. You might want to consider either removing one of the roosters or else getting some more hens or you may find you have some rooster problems down the line. The recommended ratio of hens to roosters is 10 hens for every 1 rooster as too many roosters can be very hard on your hens physically; 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.
     
  3. werecat2083

    werecat2083 New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcome. As all of this Spring's chicks have the same father we have been considering trading the cockerels for an outside rooster. Their sire got taken by a predator shortly before they hatched. We have something, we are not sure what, that has taken a few of our hens and the rooster. Usually while we were away from home and our barn sitters didn't make sure that all the chickens were in the coops before locking them in at night. But I digress... Thanks again.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock!

    Enjoy all your adventures with them and welcome to our roost!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think you need better chicken sitters and an automatic door opener. Welcome to the flock.
     
  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.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  10. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello and welcome to our flock[​IMG]
     

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