Hello poultry neighbors!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheWestFarmers, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. TheWestFarmers

    TheWestFarmers New Egg

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    Hello, We are new to the online group, but have had the magazine for years. We're in NE Ohio and have had chickens as 4-H projects for 7 years. Now I'm hooked and have my own flock, and 155 three and four week old chicks out in a shed, raising them for selling as young layers in spring and expanding our flock to have 6 breeder flocks, and more layers for selling a few more eggs. When our 10 year old got interested in having chickens of her own, I went crazy! They are such neat animals. Yesterday, her Light Brahmas started hatching, first ones at 19.5 days incubation!!! A record. We were super careful to note the accurate day and time of setting them in the incubator, her first hatch. Earlier today on day 21 (exactly 21 will be 8:30 pm tonight), four more hatched at 20.5 days, 2 pipped, and another that pipped yesterday died today. I opened it up, don't always do that - too sad, but the one foot was caught for weeks in the umbilical cord and grew horribly disfigured and caused it's hatching death. The yolk sac could not be drawn into the belly and it didn't have hatching mobility either.

    We're glad to be a part of a great online chicken group. Thanks for being here.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Good luck with all your chicken projects. Congratulations on your new chicks that hatched successfully, sorry about the one that didn't make it.
     
  3. Ducclelover10

    Ducclelover10 Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC! Happy to have you join this wonderful website! :weee
     
  4. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your poultry projects.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. TheWestFarmers

    TheWestFarmers New Egg

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    Thank you all for your warm welcome!
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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