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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by peej, May 3, 2011.

  1. peej

    peej In the Brooder

    May 2, 2011
    I'm back in action with chicken projects!

    I last incubated chickens in 2003 with 23/30 hatching... and all 23 made it to adult size... thus having a packed coop! And after that "fun", we decided that, after we ate around 20 of them, to keep 3 as laying hens!

    I just set up a little "coop" for some baby chicks that I made over the weekend (5/1/2011) and it seems to be very nice, I currently have 6 chicks in it that I picked up at the local "Farm Supply". I will post some pictures soon of what I have set up!

    I also would like to start incubating some eggs, so I will be ordering some off some users on this site, and I will post pics of what seems to be "old school" incubator. If you have any helpful tips or anything all is appreciated!

    I am also interested in "chicken nipples" for my watering system, and if anyone has good tips for those as well, throw it my way!

    Edit: Here is some pics of my "set up"! I currently just bought 3 Wyandottes and 3 "Black Sex Links" is what they were labeled.

    Here is the inside set up currently, about to to put a fixture for light, put in a feeder that I built from posts on BYC and a waterer I will build when the nipples come in that I ordered, but this will do for now... I think its quite roomy for the little chicks!

    Here is the top view:

    Here is the current incubator I will be using... hopefully it works as good as last time. Any helpful pm's about his incubator or how to do it properly is much appreciated... will also look around the hatching section!




    Thanks for reading!

    Last edited: May 3, 2011

  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!! [​IMG]
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Hi, Preston! Glad you could join us! Welcome from western Kentucky! [​IMG] There are LOTS of Californians on the forum; maybe even some who are your near neighbors! There are so many friendly people on here, a TON of good information, lots of good-natured ribbing, witty banter, prayers, solace, and encouragement when you need it -- what's not to love? Pull up a (comfy!) chair and let's get acquainted! [​IMG]
  4. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Songster

    Jan 19, 2011
    San Pablo, CA
    Welcome from the SF East Bay. [​IMG]
  5. peej

    peej In the Brooder

    May 2, 2011
    Thanks guys!

    I'm about to post my "set up", but the pics are going to pretty bad due to nighttime!

    I'll put them up on the original post!
  6. SeramaChick

    SeramaChick In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011
  7. peej

    peej In the Brooder

    May 2, 2011
    Thank you! [​IMG]

  8. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds.
  10. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine

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