Hello from the Heart of Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BuckskinMama, May 11, 2009.

  1. BuckskinMama

    BuckskinMama In the Brooder

    May 11, 2009
    Central Texas
    We're new to chicken ownership and having lots of fun with it. This is a great site full of lots of valuable information. My daughter joined a couple of days ago (hi chicken_chick33!!!!) and I'm following in her chicksteps. [​IMG]

    We have Barred Rocks and accidentally ended up with a Nankin Rooster and two Nankin hens. I think he is beautiful and such a nice little roo. I look forward to his soft crowing in the mornings.

    His hens have been laying and we got an incubator and have been putting the eggs in there. But after reading up on this forum, it looks like we're doing it all wrong. Every time we find an egg we add it to the growing group in the bator. Are we supposed to leave them in the nest and hope the hens will go broody? Or are we supposed to put them in the frig and wait until we have a batch for the bator? Help!!

    We put our dogs out of the yard at times during the day and let the chickies out to roam. They have so much fun during these escapades. Is there a way for doggies and chickies to coexist? I'm not going to try it any time soon. So for now, when we want to let 'em out, we put the dogs inside the house or outside of the fenced yard.

  2. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Songster

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    Hello from WV and [​IMG] !!!!
  3. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vernon Texas
    Hello from North Texas!!!
    As for your questions please make use of the multitides of user information via the search. Top right corner just under the ad, plus any responses you get on this thread.

    There is a wealth of information here that money cannot buy...
  4. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    [​IMG] from North Carolina![​IMG]
    I pick up my eggs daily and when I get a good amout I stick them in the incubator!![​IMG]
  5. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Songster

    May 5, 2009
    [​IMG] from S. AZ!

  6. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

    Jan 29, 2007
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    ROCKIN R FARM Songster

    Dec 4, 2008
    Rhome, Texas

    hello from Decatur Texas. That is about 30 min North of Fort Worth off 287.

    My family and i are having a blast as well. We spoil all of our chickens. My hubby even recently built a play area for the Baby chicks sense they are to young yet to roam the yard with the bigger (kids) chickens. I will have to get some pics posted up and of my coop so you can all see it.
    I am off to wrk. I go in at 4 am. but only wrk till 2:30 and off on fridays. chat soon.
  8. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008

    Sounds like you are well on the way to becoming a chicken farmer.

    Have fun.
  9. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from NJ

  10. ruthie

    ruthie Songster

    Mar 29, 2009

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