Hello from Tennessee!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jrose1970, May 26, 2016.

  1. jrose1970

    jrose1970 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,
    I just wanted to introduce myself. It's great to have found Backyard Chickens!
    My family has always had chickens. Even going all the way back to the pioneer days, there has not been a lapse in my family having chickens. I promise I'm not bragging. But, I just started trying to learn how to incubate. There is much to learn.
    We have Lavender Orpingtons, Aurocaunas, and Silkies. We live at 2300 feet elevation on the Cumberland Plateau. I just plan on reading and learning!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! It's sounds like your years of chicken keeping will be of great help to many members here. I'm sure you will enjoy incubating very much :D It's a remarkable experience to watch the chick hatch from the egg. I will say though that it's very addictive too!! Have a read of this article ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
    It's a bible on incubating and hatching.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to our community.

    CT
     
  5. jrose1970

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    Thank you all very much! I really am looking forward to it.
    I've hatched three batches. The first time, I got 9 out of 41. The second I got 13. The last time I got 18!
    Then I realized, I was putting them in upside down. LOL The small incubators make it extremely hard to control the temperature.
    We bought a big ol' Georgia Quail Farm incubator though, used, and it is very consistent.
    The first 60 are due Saturday out of the big one!!
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]
     
  9. jrose1970

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    Thank you all very much! Well, I only got 17 out of 72. Practice makes perfect. It's just a starting point.
    Happy hatchin'!!
     

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