Frequent Visitor Finally a Member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kyrrimar, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Kyrrimar

    Kyrrimar Hatching

    Sep 30, 2014
    I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to join. I've been an admirer of this forum for awhile and have recently found it to be of great help as we hatched out our first babies last month. We've raised ducks and chickens for a number of years (for eggs and as pets) and got our first turkeys about 18 months ago (long story behind them not being eaten last winter haha). We have always gotten our peeps as day old hatchlings in the spring, doing the Easter Peeps routine with the kids when they were very young and Birthday Peeps for our older daughter's March birthday. She has been the driving force behind replacing birds over the years and early on earned the title The Duck Whisperer. :) None of our birds have ever been broody until this summer. Suddenly, we had broody hens, a broody duck, and a broody (but confused) BBW turkey. What the heck? We needed good advice about incubators, letting nature take it's course, and other seeds of wisdom. We found the answers to all our questions here--along with hours of delightful reading in so many threads. With the help of BYC, we now have nine happy and healthy chicks (four of which were in a Secret Nest that my older daughter found about a week ago), two adorable ducklings, and two Impossible Poults (Mrs. T is BBW and Mr. T is BBB so we didn't expect this). We had another handful of turkey eggs in the incubator, but it looks like they stopped developing. Of the nine we checked today (day 24) five obviously stopped, two are iffy and two more we're unsure about. I guess we'll see this weekend. Anyway, hello, hello to all you lovely folks who have already been of such great help to people you didn't even know were reading. :D
  2. LALA13

    LALA13 In the Brooder

    Jun 19, 2014
    Southeastern Utah
    WELCOME!!!!!! [​IMG]
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Seems like one girl going broody inspires the others. Welcome to Backyard Chickens.
  4. Kyrrimar

    Kyrrimar Hatching

    Sep 30, 2014
    Oddly enough, it was the turkey that started the trend. She was hiding on us off and on and one evening I discovered why--a nest of 8 eggs in the long grass to one side of our property. She wasn't sitting consistently, was too much at risk out at night, and everyone told us the likelihood of poults was remote at best both because the eggs probably weren't fertile and even if they were they (not to mention hatchlings) were in danger of being smashed because she's a big bird. We knew that Mr. T and Mrs. T had quite a romance going on, but let's be practical shall we? BB turkeys aren't intended to breed on their own. They are intended to be eaten for Thanksgiving. heh Our two were granted a reprieve last fall due to my husband's extensive hospitalization. I guess they wanted to to return the favor.

    Here are Mr. T, Mrs. T, and one of the Impossible Poults. They are so darn cute and friendly I can hardly stand it. :)

  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Wow, gorgeous flock you have!! Yes, when it rains broodies it pours broodies! My motto is, you can never have enough nest boxes. Ha!

    Good luck on the hatch, I hope something hatches for you.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Pretty flock!:)
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Pretty (and lucky!) turkeys! Adorable poult!
  9. 2boys1homestead

    2boys1homestead Chirping

    Sep 30, 2014
    Pewamo, MI
    I would love to see some pictures of your ducks if you want to share! Welcome to the forum!
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
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