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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mps3075, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. mps3075

    mps3075 New Egg

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    Hi,
    My name is Paul. I live in Northeast Mississippi. I have lived on a small farm most of my life. My family now lives in town so I'm out of my element right now. I have recently fixed my daughters a chicken pen in our back yard. We have a RIR rooster in with 1 Red Star, 2 Buff Opherton, and 4 similar hens (light red). The RIR and Buff had been laying fairly regular but since i introduced the new young hens we have gotten no eggs. This happens to be about time the time changed and days got shorter. Also temp has dropped as well. Have them a cover portion with light and shelter. know this is the intro section but any suggestions? also about to try incubating so eggs. I'm a AG teacher in high school and have a Lyon Incubator at school. Don't have a hatching manual but have read a few articles on-line and good advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Paul, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! I agree with liz9910. Plus, the intro of the new girls may have set them back a bit. Good luck to you!
     
  4. mcoleman12

    mcoleman12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi from hardeman county tn!
     
  5. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Definitely check out the link liz9910 provided. Lots of good luck with your first hatch[​IMG] But be warned, incubating is so addictive [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2012
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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