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HI, my name is Michelle and I am a new chicken parent

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Raeleefamily, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Raeleefamily

    Raeleefamily Out Of The Brooder

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    I am semi new to chicken keeping. I had chickens as a child/teen but I really only remembered the romantic parts of having chickens! I have 3 three week old bantam chicks and 1 four day old chick. I incubated 7 eggs for hatches but unfortunately this last round only produced 1 chick. The other 6 eggs were not fertilized, just a case of bad luck. I found out about BackyardChickens.com by googling what to do when you only have one new chick in a batch. I was worried about integrating her with older chicks. They ended up having no problem with a newbie joining the flock. I love gardening, baking, reading, playing with my kids and hanging with my husband. We have 3 dogs, 2 fish and now 4 chicks! Thanks for the add.
     
  2. LaurelTree

    LaurelTree Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! And good luck with your new babies.
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    Sorry about the poor hatch. It happens sometimes. But I am super glad the one that hatched is doing well and in the flock now.

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our roost! :)
     
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  4. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC I am glad you could join us please feel free to make yourself at home and ask as many questions as needed.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Michelle and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. As you may possibly be aware, there are threads on gardening, baking, cooking as well as everything chicken so please make yourself at home with us here.

    Best wishes

    CT
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Michelle, hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! I hope the next incubation will be more successful for you!
     
  8. 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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