Bought house with chicken stuff here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mfd1428, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. mfd1428

    mfd1428 Just Hatched

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    Hi I just to bought a house with 5 coops on the place. I took down 4 of them and keeping one for now. A good friend of mine gave me 2 hens and a rooster. Now I found a few things to hatch chick's. But not sure what they are or if I even want to keep this one incubator, holds to many.
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, mfd1428, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard. Sounds like a good deal to me - the necessary equipment was on the premises - all you had to do was supply the chickens! If you want to acquire some great chicken knowledge, visit the Learning Center here https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center It will quickly get you up to speed on pretty much everything you need to know regarding chicken rearing. You can post pics of the incubating equipment on this forum https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs The folks there can tell you what you have and what you need.
    Finally, if you want to chat with fellow Lone Stars, find the TX state thread (there may be more than one) in this link https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
    Best wishes to you and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC :)
     
  4. mfd1428

    mfd1428 Just Hatched

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    Thanks. It was all here. I have no knowledge on chickens. I just heard this was a great site for help
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Wow, that's quite the incubator! If you are interested in hatching, you would probably do better to start with a small incubator - a 7, 10, or 20 egg option might be good for you. You might consider selling this one. In working condition, they can be worth a decent amount of money.

    You will definitely want to get more hens. To prevent overmating, the bare minimum ratio is five hens per cock, but eight to ten is far preferable.
     
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  6. mfd1428

    mfd1428 Just Hatched

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    Thanks, that's kind of what I was thinking. So I would be interested in selling this one
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    :welcome
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You may also have been able to sell the other coops - though if you get addicted to chickens you will be glad you have them.
     
  9. mfd1428

    mfd1428 Just Hatched

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    Oh I bet that's what my friends that are talking me into it, say
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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