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I have a small flock that is almost a year old. I started with day old chicks last year in April and have enjoyed them so much and am always wanting to add more chickens. I am ready to incubate some fertilized eggs and add them to what I have now, and hopfully continue on in hopes of having some of my own girls eggs fertilized and hatched. As of now I do not have a rooster but am thinking I may end up with at least one if I am able to find some eggs to put in an incubator. I am in clay county Florida, which is basically north Florida. Jacksonville area. Looking forward this awesome journey ahead.
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Welcome to BYC :frow This is a tricky time of the year to find hatching eggs, but in Spring you will be spoiled for choice. Keep an eye on this BST section:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/36/chicken-hatching-eggs

 

And when you are ready to incubate, pop in and come the hatchaholics over here:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1046313/incubating-w-friends-come-hatch-learn-chat-meet-new-friends/0_30 :)

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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:welcome  so glad you have joined us.

 

 

 I have no experience hatching but would expect you may end up with more than one rooster?

 

Enjoy your flock and wish them a happy hen's first birthday for me.   Good luck with your upcoming hatching adventure.

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Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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Hi and a warm welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I hope the great advice given by Sumi helps you out.

 

All the best

CT

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:welcome

 

Come on over to our state thread and say hello to other members in FL:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/305793/florida-always-sunny-side-up

 

What breed(s) of chickens do you have now? I haven't done any incubating but I'm sure it must be very rewarding and exciting...there are quite a few serial hatchers around BYC, lol.

 

Make yourself at home, it's nice to have you here!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #7 of 7

Do you know what breed eggs you would like to hatch?   While you are waiting for the right eggs, you can research  incubators and how to use them.  Some are trickier than others, I've heard. 

 

It's also good to plan ahead, since any egg is a gamble as to male or female.  Generally it is much harder to place males, so that is something to take into consideration.

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