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I am a new member.  I am a teacher in NC.  I teach a self contained special education classroom with 9 wonderful boys diagnosed with Autism.  This year we had a hands on Science unit by introducing the life cycle of a chicken.  I wrote a grant to pay for the incubator and egg turner and we hatched chickens.  Right now we have 2 that are about 1 1/2 months old.  We had a small number of eggs that hatched so our farm sent us another 3 dozen to try again.  My children have fallen in love with them and have fond memories of, "Emma" , the chicken my parents had in their backyard in NY.  SOOOOOO I am now trying to get my HOA to allow us to take the first 2 home providing they are both hens.  The new batch should arrive next week around Wednesday.  We are excited to see this miracle again. (hopefully with a better or larger outcome)

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:welcome

 

 

What a great project to be doing with them! Please feel free to make yourself at home and if you have any questions feel free to ask. Also I advise checking out the learning center for helpful articles: http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

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Have any questions about breeds and gender? Check out What Breed Or Gender is This? fourm for help.  

Be sure to join the What did you have for breakfast this morning? thread! 

Check out these articels:
 

Are you writer? Please share your chicken related articles here: BYC Article Writing Contest #9 - Write and Win!

http:/...

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! Incubating and hatching sure is lots of fun and fantastic for kids to see the how life works. This article is an absolute bible on incubating and hatching ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
There is also a fantastic link in there to the incubating with friends thread where other members can really help you out.

Wishing you the very best of luck with your future hatching. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat frow.gif
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Welcome to BYC :frow Have you checked out the Laws and Ordinances section? You'll find lots of tips and advice there on changing the ordinances:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/37/local-chicken-laws-ordinances-and-how-to-change-them

 

Best of luck!

 

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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! :)

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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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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School was never fun like that when I was a kid.    :(     Welcome to Backyard chickens.

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I try to do as many hands on activities in the classroom as possible.  I teach 9 boys diagnosed with Autism.  They learn best that way.  We also have a service dog that lives with me and comes to the classroom daily.  So far we have done the life cycle of the butterfly, ladybug, and chicken.  I am thinking of doing newts and frogs for next year.  I love teaching children with Autism because it forces you to see the world in a different way and you learn something new every day. 

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Welcome to BYC! What great activities to do in the classroom. As a kid, there's nothing cuter than seeing a little fluff ball hatch! smile.png
henny1129
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Lovin' my life in the country with my animals and my family! And a proud owner of a Beagle!

~henny1129
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Hi and welcome to BYC I am glad you could join us.
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