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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jah Thembi, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Jah Thembi

    Jah Thembi New Egg

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    Finally i am here thanks Admin, well, i live in Zimbabwe , not new to chickens and curently i am dealing with free range chickens (boschveld) and i have almost 200 so far and i am targeting 1000 by end of the year, I have an egg incubator (chinesse made) which carries 96 eggs at a time and my success has been 50 chicks at a go.
    I have a small farm (10 ha) and I stay there with my wife and two kids and our helper, we have the chicken project as our main business we also have two dogs (sponono and lucky) our lovely cat (frisky my daughter gave her a name)
    My wife takes care of the farm, I am a Miner and spend most of my time at the mines.
    Well you must know that I am vegetarian and I dont eat eggs or meat, but i cant say the same for my family, so i love chickens for their manure for my horticulture garden which is another project at the farm
    currently my incubator gave me 26 chicks out of 96 and i feel am not utelising it correctly (the chicks are 2 weeks old now).
    Hope to interact and learn more on chickens in this group

    Siyabonga Thank you
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    1000 by the end of the year [​IMG] Wow, that will be quite a challenge to tend. And tons of manure to compost sounds like a really big job for your family to handle.

    Good luck with your plans. Stay safe in those mines.
     
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I love your avatar. So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2016
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Maybe see if peeps can help you out on the "incubating and hatching eggs" forum in terms of a better success rate.

    Good luck with your expansion plans.

    All the best
    Ct
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. :welcome.welcome to BYC!!!i really like your avatar.im so glad you joined!!!
    Best,kyndra
     

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