Hello from Central CA!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pjnbill22, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. pjnbill22

    pjnbill22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We began our little chicken family almost one year ago with eleven 2 day old chicks (leghorns?) that were hatched by someone trying out a new incubator. Six turned out to be roosters, which were rehomed, the five hens began laying in early June and they continue to be daily layers of big, beautiful cream to tan eggs. We added two Easter Egger pullets and a roo in August and got our first blue eggs the day after Christmas. We set thirteen blue eggs twenty days ago and at 8:20 PM today, our first lil EE pipped, zipped, and waddled out of the shell. (The grandkids named "him" Pooh) How exciting for all of us- the kids and grandkids, even my coworkers have been cheering! At this hour, three chicks are hatched, and at least two more have began to pip. Fingers crossed, we have a healthy little brood. We're looking forward to setting more eggs for the Easter Hatchathon.
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  2. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Congratulations! :celebrate.
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and hope that you have a very successful hatch.
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad to have you join us.


    Keeping my fingers crossed that all hatchlings will be healthy [​IMG]
     
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  6. jwlpoultry

    jwlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad to have you with us! :welcome and congrats on the ee chicks
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Have you signed up for the Easter Hatchathon? They are always exciting and some great contests and prizes to pass time while waiting for hatch days.
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    I hope your hatch goes well. Maybe you could post a picture of the new little ones, that would be fun to see.

    It's nice to have you here, glad the whole family is enjoying the chickens!
     
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  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Congrats on your hatch - I'm sure your grandkids can't wait to visit you! [​IMG]

    All the best
    CT
     
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  10. pjnbill22

    pjnbill22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the warm welcome all. We hatched 5 of our own EEs and added 3 Copper Marans and 4 OEs from a local breeder that are 1-2 days older than ours. So we have a dozen little peeps, all doing nicely!
     

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