Almost a chicken keeper/owner!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Soylent Chick, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Soylent Chick

    Soylent Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!

    So I've thought about keeping chickens for some time and last month I was surprised with five dozen eggs! A makeshift incubator was devised out of an cooler and now 15 days later we have 56 eggs with moving embryos and a couple of questionable ones.

    The breed(s) is unknown. The shells are a range of browns and some cream colored ones. These eggs were surplus from a farm that supplies a hatchery and were passed through several hands before I received them.

    Hatching day(s) is steadily approaching. It's very exciting and worrisome at the same time! There's so many articles about the things that can go wrong before hatching... [​IMG]
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. How eggs-citing. :eek:) If you have any specific incubation and hatching questions, you should post on our Incubating and Hatching Eggs section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs, and take advantage of our experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your hatch.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Try to focus on what is going right sounds like most are doing well despite passing through so many hands. Sending you good hatching vibes [​IMG]. Hope you will update us at hatching time.
     
  4. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings and [​IMG]. We're happy to answer any of your questions so please don't hesitate to ask! Wish you luck for the hatch.
     
  5. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    Hello Spring
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Thanks. :eek:)
     
  7. Soylent Chick

    Soylent Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for the positivity! The waiting and the unknown is terribly distracting!
     
  8. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! Nice to have you join us and look forward to hearing how your hatch goes.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with the hatch!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the hatch! :jumpy
     

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