Hello from The Chick'n Shack in Eastern South Dakota

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheChicknShack, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. TheChicknShack

    TheChicknShack Out Of The Brooder

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    We started our chicken family in May on our little farm. We started with 8 chicks which quickly grew into 27 layers, 3 roosters and 36 meat birds by June.

    We are now incubating 71 (!!!!) eggs in our homemade cabinet incubator (We'll keep you posted). [​IMG]
    [​IMG] MY HOW CHICKEN TIME FLIES!!! [​IMG]

    Our chickens provide us with great eggs, (Egg Sandwiches anyone?) great meat (Meat birds [​IMG] ), and hours of entertainment.

    We are excited to now be a part of the BYC family and have enjoyed the many great threads. We have found answers to a lot of our questions and look forward to having many more answered.


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    [​IMG] Happy New Year, from our coop to yours, The Chick'n Shack. [​IMG]
     
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  2. TheChicknShack

    TheChicknShack Out Of The Brooder

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    Thought we'd show off a few of our Peeps [​IMG] :

    [​IMG] Buff Orpington we named "Bell".

    [​IMG] Bell's first day out of the coop [​IMG].

    [​IMG] One of our Black Sexlinks my daughter named "Cali".

    [​IMG] "Cali" (Black Sexlink) all grown up. She's a egg layin machine!


    [​IMG] Silver Laced Wyandotte named "Lacey".

    [​IMG] Oh NO! "Lacey is a Roo!" [​IMG]Renamed "Lacey" "RooToo"


    [​IMG] Our Black Australorp Rooster we call "Roo".

    [​IMG] Some of our ladies (*Notice the new SLW named "Lacey", top roost) and "Roo".
    Our Flock is all grown up now (17 eggs today )[​IMG]
     
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  3. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could have a roo, but city code only allows for hens. [​IMG]
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice flock, thanks for letting us see the photos
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    [​IMG] to BYC!

    Lovely flock you have there!!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  7. TheChicknShack

    TheChicknShack Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the warm "[​IMG]"...
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays! Great pictures. Good luck with your new hatch, 71 eggs, looks like chicken math has taken over yet again!
     
  9. TheChicknShack

    TheChicknShack Out Of The Brooder

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    12 hours in the incubator. Temps remaining constant [​IMG] !!! 42% Humidity (Hopefully not to high [​IMG]).

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    Chicken Math:
    12+ Lavender Orpington eggs from ebay (7 cracked in shipping, seller reshipped 7), received 17. [​IMG]
    12+ BBS English Blue Orpington eggs from ebay (The Loft at Holly Lane, excellent packaging), received 16.
    12 Barred Rock eggs from ebay (2 cracked, egg carton in a box), received 10.
    28 of our Flock eggs (16 of which are 10 days ahead of others, figured out LG Styrofoam incubator is not that great).

    So 17+16+10+28 = 71

    Homemade cabinet incubator costs:

    Wood: $ 50
    Glass for Door: $ 20
    Heating: Old forced air heater $ 0
    Water Heater Thermostat: $ 7
    92mm Computer Fans: $ 20
    Foil Tape: $ 8
    Total: $105 [​IMG]

    Ran incubator after assembly for 5 days. (Just to be sure)!!

    Now the hard part...Waiting...[​IMG]
     

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