1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Greeeting from the island

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rainy Haven, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Rainy Haven

    Rainy Haven Hatching

    2
    0
    7
    Mar 24, 2012
    Hi,
    We have some Professional layer and a bunch of heritage chickens. We hatch our own in an incubator made from a styrofoam fish chest.
    The dog eats some of them! **** dog!
    B
     

  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    17,155
    236
    348
    Aug 26, 2011
    Hello, :welcome

    There we go, just proves that eggs can be hatched without expensive equipment. I've always wanted to hatch eggs, but I'm broke. :p
    Pretty sad that the dog eats some of them! Can you fence off the chickens' area?
     
  3. rainyhaven

    rainyhaven Hatching

    4
    0
    7
    Mar 31, 2012
    Hi again,
    the chickens are fenced but I let them out every once in a while to clean up the garden! one of the new ones wandered too close to our dog while I was in the shop. What can you do? My incubator cost me $10 for a used aquarium heater, used for the thermostat control, the rest I scrounged. Need some help getting one together?
    B
     
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    17,155
    236
    348
    Aug 26, 2011
    Ah, that's a bother. What about keeping the dog inside while the chickens are out?

    Me, I am pretty much a cardboard box person. I've always used cardboard boxes for brooders, there's not really much else I can use. I've heard one story about successful hatching in a box, but I expect that would be a pretty rare achievement.
     
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    17,155
    236
    348
    Aug 26, 2011
    Although $10 for a heater doesn't seem too bad. I've heard it done with a heat lamp, or would that be too much of a risk?
     
  6. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Songster

    492
    10
    111
    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California
    Hi, welcome from So. Calif. -- Enjoy!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    43,519
    503
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]
     

  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    20,239
    161
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    24,060
    2,433
    526
    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    1,395
    180
    216
    Mar 20, 2012
    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by