Crossed over from lurker to member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BW56, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. BW56

    BW56 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been reading the information for a while on here. Might as well say hello. My name is Bob, and I MAY have a chicken problem. I got five free lovely ladies 2 B Rocks, 1 RIR, 1 Buff Orfington and a Buff Silkie.The grand kids love them and finding eggs. Even my wife has learned to love them. After a year and a half I got some fertle Lemon Cuckoo Niederrheiner eggs to make the Silkie a happy mom. Although it appears only one of seven eggs hatched, she is showing herself to be an excellent mother. Its been four days since the first chick hatched. Can I expect any more to hatch? She still sits on them while showing her chick how to be a chicken. Things she has never done before. Thanks and I loved the thread on mushrooms.I'll be following that one also. BW56. My initials and my sons race car number from when we raced.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Bob, and :welcome! Congrats on your move from lurker to member! Happy you are enjoying your chickens. I terms of your questions, I think more info is needed. For instance, how long has she sitting on the eggs? You might post that and other hatching inquires here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs The folks in that forum really know their stuff. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  3. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! My Buff Silkie is also broody but with no eggs. (I am not trusting her with any eggs until next spring [​IMG]) @redsoxs gave you some great advice so I'll just say glad you joined us and have a wonderful time on here! Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  4. BW56

    BW56 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I'm still learning to navagate this site. SOOO much to read.
     
  5. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    I know! There is always so much to read! [​IMG] I am still learning to navagate it! [​IMG]
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens! Glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies generally make the best broody mamas. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. After four days it's doubtful any more will hatch, luckily the Silkie should be happy even with just one.
     

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