Hey everyone! New member here from Ga.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GeorgiaGal23, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. GeorgiaGal23

    GeorgiaGal23 New Egg

    Sep 20, 2010
    Hey everybody, it is SO nice to know there is a place to come to ask questions about my chickens & get such great answers from experts & more experienced chicken owners! I am raising my first chickens, I have always wanted some, but this is the first year I actually got some chicks. I bought ten chicks on March 26th from the local feed store. We had a couple of deaths already, one back when they were first becomming pullets & 2 when one of my roosters & one of my hens accidently got into the dog pen. (might I add, I took the 2 dogs off the next day. don't get me wrong, I love all animals, but I love my chickens more & I don't tollerate such violence).

    Anyway, I have had so many questions and every time I search on Google, this site comes up with answers, so I decided to join!

    I ended up with 4 roosters & 3 hens. My roosters are: one RIR, one plain white one (i don't know the exact species right now), and 2 bantam mixed, and my hens are: 2 RIR, and one silver-penciled Wyandotte.

    My hens just started laying on September 7th, 2 weeks ago! SO exciting!! My teenage daughters were really against eating fertilized eggs, so we left them in the nests to see if they would get broody, but they didn't. They 2 RIR hens share a nest, and there got to be 18 eggs in it! So they obviously are not ready yet. Also, the place they decided to lay in is probably too close to the ground, it's a former home-made rabbit cage about 6 inches off of the ground. I have heard they won't brood in a nest that low, idk if that's correct or not.

    We brought the eggs in (26 in all) and made a home-made incubator out of a cooler & light bulb, hopefully that will work! I started collecting the eggs every day after that, and plan to give them away to family.

    I am so excited about being a member and talking to all of yall! [​IMG]
  2. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2010
    welcome from down here in valdosta... as to your broody issues, my nesting boxes are on the ground, and when my go broody, they snub the boxes did thier own little hole in the run and brood there until i move them to theyre hatching pen
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    [​IMG] From Western Washington State
  4. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Welcome from Oregon!
  5. Rockin' Reds

    Rockin' Reds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2010
    Penrose, Colorado
    [​IMG] GeorgiaGal!! I'm a brand newbie too...both here and to chickens. I am really enjoying them so far...didn't know they were such awesome little animals. I bought mine as pullets and they started laying in mid-July. I have been getting a bounty of eggs since and am just thrilled!! Not brave enough to try chicks yet...perhaps in the spring. Anyway, great site here with a WEALTH of information. Hope to see you (the Ruby's and Akon too) around!!
  6. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC...Camden County here.
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome from an imp in Washington

    Congrats on the eggs and good luck hatching

  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. [​IMG]
  10. Wheels

    Wheels Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Milledgeville GA.
    Welcome you will be very happy you found this place.

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