Hello from Waikato, New Zealand

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by boyswithchicks, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. boyswithchicks

    boyswithchicks New Egg

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    I have lurked on this site for quite some time and thought it about time that I officially joined. It has been great to read the experiences of chicken enthusiasts from all over the world.

    Here, I keep a free range flock of mostly Leghorns, about 100 at last count. We have Browns, Blacks, Blues, Whites and a few Cuckoo also. I keep them for their eggs primarily to supply our business, a busy cafe. Nothing beats a wonderful free range egg.

    I feed my birds under the Free Choice Feed system which works really well.

    The best information/article I have read here was the article on Dry Hatching. It changed my hatching practice forever. I live in a high humidity area and my hatching rate now falls between 90 and 100% thanks to the article on BYC.

    I look forward to being part of this great little community.
     
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  2. Silmarien

    Silmarien New Egg

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    Now I'm dreaming of sitting in a cafe in lovely NZ ..... ahh!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, boyswithchicks, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Happy you found BYC and found it helpful! Good luck to you and your flock!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] 90% + hatch rates are amazing! I think you've got more than just the humidity right. What's your secret? [​IMG]
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined us
     
  7. animalsrock123

    animalsrock123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! :D I'm a newbie too!
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  9. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!!! Glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC from a fervent fan of the leghorn breed.
     

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