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Hello from the Dogwood City, Palestine, Tx

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by beemartha, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. beemartha

    beemartha Hatching

    Feb 25, 2016
    I'm not new to chickens but I am now retired and can spend more time doing the things I love and raising chickens is one of them. We also have a bee yard and sell honey. We have three yellow labs and an older horse that is just a pet at this time of her life.

    I really enjoy reading about all the amazing things in Back Yard Chickens. I just made a homemade incubator and will be putting eggs in it today. I've had it running for about 4 or 5 days trying out the humidity and temperature settings. I started with an old computer fan that was too small so I ordered one on amazon and got and installed it yesterday. It BLOWS some air. For the box, I used two old kitchen drawers. One was deep and the other shallow. I hinged them together and put wire in it as a floor raised 2 inches up so that an aluminum pan would fit under it for water. Installed a water heater temperature gauge in it and off we go. I found those instructions here on this site in case any one wants to build one.

    Everyone, keep up the good work and enjoy your chickens and may all your egg-sptations be great!


  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Martha

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your incubator :clap I'm sure you are going to enjoy incubating very much. It's very addictive and something I enjoy very much too. I hope you have great hatches with yours. What breed/s are you going to incubate? I'm hoping to be getting mine out soon to get started for the spring.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    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 the run. Good luck with your future hatch.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Martha and a warm welcome to BYC. Best of luck with your incubator and do let us know how things go!

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Martha, sending good hatching vibes [​IMG]for the diu incubator
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2016
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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