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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kinnyg, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Kinnyg

    Kinnyg Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2015
    Hello, from upstate SC. Here's my story. My dad passed away about 3years ago and I really miss him. My dad left us a lot of work taking care of his animals. His animal numbers have slowly dwindled down to: -20rabbits, -15dogs, -25 chickens, 3quail, and -3 turkeys. (he use to have 20 dogs 65 chickens 30 quail and 4 turkeys) Between work and family I have very little time to spend helping out. But I really have enjoyed getting to know the animals on a deeper level. I love the idea of my kids being involved. I try to take them to grandmas (Mimis) as much as possible.
    So here recently we have decided to restore some of the flock. I have 2 incubators both Little Giants. We successfully hatched one black maran chick about two weeks ago. It was a learning experience. I bought it some friends from tractor supply to keep it company. My mom is excited about it and so are my kids...Everyone except my wife. LOL! So Im looking for help with these fickle incubators and help ID ing what chickens we have and what the differences are. I plan to purchase 2 Cream legbars when I return home this weekend. I have both incubators full of chicken, turkey, and quail eggs. I'm very excited about this. So we will see how it goes. I hope to maybe be able to keep some of them intown at my house.
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home! So sorry to hear about your dad[​IMG] That sounds like a lot of animals [​IMG]! Be sure to browse the forum and ask all the questions you have!
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Sounds like you have a lot of animals to care for! Good luck with all of them.[​IMG]
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. I'm sorry about the loss of your father. I lost both of my parents over the past 3 years. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your hatches.
  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sorry to hear of your father's passing. He must have been very special to have kept up so many assorted animals. I think it is great that you are learning to incubate your own chicks, and have a variety . You are very much welcome at Backyard Chickens.

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