Hello from Southeast Tennessee

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sharonmc2002, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. sharonmc2002

    sharonmc2002 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 5, 2016
    Hi. I'm Sharon and although not a total newbie to raising chickens I'm going into a whole new direction. I just put 9 eggs into the incubator to try and hatch my first ever chicks. I've always bought either day old chicks or older pullets. Fingers crossed that I haven't screwed up from day one. LOL
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi & :welcome Sharon

    Glad you could join the flock! How exciting for you to be embarking on a hatching adventure :D I love incubating and hatching, there is nothing quite like watching them hatch from the egg. It really is an amazing experience. The learning Center has a great section on incubating, here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chick
    I would highly recommend the "Hatching eggs 101" article. It has lots of great info on all things incubation and hatching.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your hatch. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Sharon and welcome to BYC. I've never raised chicks with an incubator, but in addition to the resources mentioned, there are some threads discussing specific manufacturers of incubators so it may also be worth searching for your incubator to see what members have discussed.

    Good luck with your hatch

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Sharon, Welcome to Backyard chickens. Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG][​IMG]
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Sharon. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    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 join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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