Hello everyone. Chickens are so fun to watch

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NxthiTsab, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. NxthiTsab

    NxthiTsab Chirping

    Oct 8, 2019
    Northwest Arkansas
    Hello everyone on BYC!

    After reading many forums and articles I think it’s finally time to sign up. There have been so many helpful things about chickens. Everyone on here seems to be pretty chill and helpful, unlike other places. I guess that is because chicken makes us better people.

    The husband, kids, and I recently moved to a 60-acre farm. Whoop whoop! It’s always been my dream to live on some land with peace and quiet and raise some chickens on my own. I grew up with chickens in my parents’ backyard in Portland, Oregon. My parents also raised chickens at a relative’s property more out in the countryside. I remember when I was a kid I would go outside in the rain and dig for some worms for the chickens. Those were fun times.

    Fast forward, the husband had recently acquired some Thai chickens from his uncle. They are lovely. We had one hen recently hatched her babies about 2 weeks ago (9 of them, thankfully they are still alive and chirping). They’re so cute. At this time we haven’t named any of them yet. It’s so fascinating watching her go into auto-broody mode and sat on those eggs for 3 weeks. At one point I thought she was dead because she barely moved until I gave her a little poke. I also have 5 bantams. Now these, the kids named them. The two roosters are named Chicken Nugger and Ben. The hens are named Becky, Michelle, and Blacky.

    If anyone can help with Becky… she has laid several eggs now and has not gone broody at all. I don’t know. Maybe her body is too small for those eggs(Her body literally only can cover like 4 or 5 eggs). I finally got an incubator and tried incubating 10 eggs. Unfortunately, so far 1 hatched and 2 are still waiting to see if they hatch (a lonely black beauty). Right now Becky currently has 7 eggs in her nest (It's been almost 2 weeks now).

    As far as what breed are the bantam chickens or the Thai chickens I really don’t know. I’m new. Maybe I’ll post up pictures later and ya’ll can help.

    In the near future, I'm hoping to have eggs for eating from other chicken breeds? I want some pretty color eggs.

    Ha, I know I’m rambling on about the chickens and not exactly introducing myself, right?
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC. If your bird is not broody then it’s best to remove the eggs daily and store them until you have sufficient to hatch. Store the eggs pointed end down in a cool room while collecting sufficient for incubating. I’d suggest eating the eggs already laid.

    Legbars, Easter Eggers and Araucanas are among the types of chickens that will give you a range of egg colours. You can also breed your own, which is good fun.

    Here are some links to useful resources:

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  3. Perris

    Perris Crowing

    Jan 28, 2018
    Gower, Wales
    hello @NxthiTsab ! welcome to BYC :frow
    it sounds like you will fit right in here! chickens first eh?!? :D
  4. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Crowing

    Jun 25, 2019
    SW VA
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined our flock! We would love to see the pictures of your flock! Congratulations on the move!

  5. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Free Ranging

    Jul 24, 2016
    Washington State
    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC!
  6. Ted_Harrell

    Ted_Harrell Songster

    Sep 23, 2019
    Pembroke North Carolina
    Yep, this ain't facebook, people here have real empathy for someone starting out, like me and you. Welcome home to BYC, enjoy your new flock. Sounds like you are already on your way to learning chicken math....
  7. NxthiTsab

    NxthiTsab Chirping

    Oct 8, 2019
    Northwest Arkansas
    Thank you for the suggestion and links. There are lots to read here.
  8. NxthiTsab

    NxthiTsab Chirping

    Oct 8, 2019
    Northwest Arkansas
    Always :)
    I do more for my chickens than I do for myself at this point.
  9. N F C

    N F C Champion

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here with us!
  10. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee Watching chicken tv is my favorite pastime, too! :yesss:

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