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Hey all! I'm a newbie to the chicken area. Our first try at incubating eggs will be hatching in 3-4 days or so! I was referred to this site by the Ag guy at my local farm n fleet! Looking forward to learning a lot about eggs, chicks and chickens. smile.png
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Welcome to BYC, and good luck with the incubation.

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Hi and :welcome - glad that you have joined us.

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 
 
If you have any questions relating to incubation, then post on the "Incubating and hatching Eggs" forum.
 
This link may help in a few days.
 
 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
 
All the best
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Sending good hatching  vibes your way  :jumpy.  Hope you will update when the chicks arrive.  Have your joined your state thread? Just put  Illinois in the search box and it will pop up for you.

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Thanks for the advice! I just commented on the Illinois thread and have been doing some reading! I need to figure out about building my coop. Finishing the brooder today for my impending babies
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Welcome to BYC :frow Glad you joined the flock! Here are some sections and threads that I think may interest you, if you haven't discovered them already!

 

Coops, coops and more coops (with plans): http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

 

Coop building advice and feedback section: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

 

Wonderful incubation and hatching thread: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1046313/incubating-w-friends-come-hatch-learn-chat-meet-new-friends-w-host-sally-sunshine/0_30

 

Chick addicts anonymous section, aka the raising chicks section: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

 

Enjoy the site and good luck with your hatch!

 

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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 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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