Hello Everyone :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SandeeC, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi guys :) I am new here, signed up last week, but haven't been on due to things being a tad hectic. Spring time always is for me :)
    I live out in the middle of New South Wales about an hour from Dubbo with my 2 sons.
    I have a gorgeous Rhode Island Red rooster named Alfie a RIR red hen "Lucy" and 2 Isa Browns "Henrietta and Lulu" yes people call me crazy for naming my chickens, but you get that :) lol As you can see by my avatar I even had a sign made up for Alfie's and the girls pen. Insane right? I like to consider myself an eccentric :)
    I am very interested in hatching some more chicks as my hens don't get clucky and have bought myself an incubator. Tad nervous on how to go about it, don't like the thought of them dying in their shells etc :( So any hints would be greatly appreciated :)
    Anyway, thank you for letting me join up :) this is a great site and one that I will visit very often (when I am not mowing, gardening or looking after the boys that is, not to mention working and studying at uni)
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Tookie1966

    Tookie1966 New Egg

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    Hi SandeeC,
    I don't know about the incubation process, but my husband has been very successful. Basically he gathers about 6-8 eggs, we store in the basement until the last egg is gathered and turn each daily. We have an incubator that turns the eggs until a few days before. The last batch we hatched was successful with only one egg not hatching. He learned all of this by reading, and our odds have been very good. The humidity has to be at a certain level, but you shouldn't have that problem in South Wales. I'm sure more experienced people will post. Glad to "meet" you.
    Sheila
     
  4. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you guys, we don't really get humidity out here. I should have stated I am in Australia :) Just in case :)
    We have a dry heat. But see how I go I guess :)
     
  5. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Texas. I visited Sydney briefly about a year ago, and look forward to a longer visit to Australia in the next year or so.
     
  6. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awesome :) I am about a 5 hour drive west of Sydney :)
    Best part about Sydney is seeing it in my rear view mirror as I am driving home :) lol
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] you may be interested in the Aussie thread "Six states and one funny little Island" they also tend to hang out at the emu threads.
     
  8. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    lol :)
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  10. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Best of luck with your hatching. There are some pretty good guides up in the 'learning centre' which other site members write. Have a look around.
    And also, heaps of us name our chooks, ours are like pets. It's not crazy at all. :p

    I'm from Adelaide, so hello from a fellow Australian. :frow
    (Although there's a possibility I may be moving to Sydney next year!)

    Enjoy the site :D
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013

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