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First time having my own chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rickie, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Rickie

    Rickie New Egg

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    This is my first time having my own chickens I got them from someone off the party line witch is a Radio station where I live the guy I got them from said they were road island reds but I believe there mixed with something else because I built my own incubator a have hatched out 11 baby chicks out of 23 and I have some that came out solid black with legs the size of a pencil at two weeks old some yellow with off brown and one that looks like a quail
     
  2. egglover123

    egglover123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Out with the girls!
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    Rickie welcome to BYC!
    There is a What Breed Or Gender is This? forum on the site you might try your question there.
    Good luck!
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Rickie and welcome to our forum. Theres lots of info in the learning centre - but I'm guessing since you have already build your tractor, you know that already [​IMG] You may find your state thread useful in putting you in contact with other BYC members nearby also. Congrats on the incubator build and your new chicks - i wish i could do DIY, but alas, I'm all fingers and thumbs!

    All the best
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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Rickie. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on CTKen; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    When you chicks are 6- 8 weeks old you can post photos of them (individual are best) at "what breed or gender is this."
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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

    Rickie New Egg

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    Hay it's me Rickie.Need help I bought me a fully automated incubator yesterday.Can someone tell me how the eggs go in it I believe pointed end down witch puts the air pocket at top just wanted to do it wright my old incubator they layed on there side thanks for any help
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, you are correct. The pointed end should go down, the big end up.
     

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