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Hello from West Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sunshineksm, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. sunshineksm

    sunshineksm Just Hatched

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    Hi everyone. My husband Bill and I have been raising chickens for a few years now. We live in west Virginia. We have our first incubator running. We are on day 14 now. Very excited for the newnew babies to arrive. We also have guinneas a couple turkeys and we also have a loft where we have homing pigeons
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - good luck with your hatch.

    Joining your state thread will put you in contact with other BYC members in your area, which can be very helpful.

    (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread)

    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here! BYC has forums for turkey and pigeon owning members, hope you enjoy those as well as all the chicken chat forums.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I just saw the note on the ovation you left me (thanks for that!)...what do you need help with? Either one of us may be able to help you or we could point you to the correct forum.
     
  7. sunshineksm

    sunshineksm Just Hatched

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    I have hatched out 3 chickens for the first time. I had 1 pass away lastnight. So sad. How can I get them to eat and drink? I very been putting their beaks in the food and water .but they still wont.eat or.drink
     
  8. micah wotring

    micah wotring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WV boy here!
    It's a couple months later but you may still need an answer.

    If you raise a few chicks with your turkeys they will learn to eat and drink for the chicks.

    Turkey poults are not very smart so they need to be taught to eat either by you or by another chick (Turkey or Chicken).

    I raised 6 chicks with my 9 bourbon reds this year and only lost one. And it was because it got stuck not because it didn't eat or drink.

    Anyway I hope you are able to raise happy healthy birds.[​IMG]

    MW
     

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