Hello from Garrison, Texas!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sohanlon13, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. sohanlon13

    sohanlon13 New Egg

    Mar 22, 2017
    Hello fellow bird lovers! We have had chickens and ducks for about a year now and have found such joy in them. We have dubbed our little place the Funny Farm. It seems like if it's weird or abnormal it will wind up here. My mother-in-law (aka Mama2) and I have learned so much over this past year and it has been quite the experience. We are often called crazy, but crazy suits us.

    I was just curious if someone could help us out with a lot of the terminology I have seen and don't understand. Like pipping, lockdown, etc. I'm sure there are plenty more I've yet to see. Clarification would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! I am a hatching novice but here's a link to a section of the Learning Center where I think some of those terms of explained in detail:
    And for specific incubating/hatching questions, the fine folks in this link are masterful:
    And if you want to chat with some Lone Star State poultry folks, find the TX thread in this link and say howdy: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
    Best wishes, happy hatching, and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  3. sohanlon13

    sohanlon13 New Egg

    Mar 22, 2017
    Awesome! Thank you so very much!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I've never incubated eggs but, "pipping," is when the chick/duck etc. makes a little hole through to the outside of the egg. Zipping happens some time later that is when the chick makes holes around the egg in a circle. This is in preparation of pushing the top of shell off and struggling to get out.
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under sohanlon13 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some good answers and links to great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  7. sohanlon13

    sohanlon13 New Egg

    Mar 22, 2017
    Thank you all so very much!

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