Hi, New member from Missouri.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by newduckie, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. newduckie

    newduckie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2009
    Missouri Ozarks
    Hi all.
    I am pretty new to the chicken raising business. My parents had chickens when I was a kid and recently my mom passed from alzheimers and I inherited her farm. So... last May I decided to buy a couple of chickens for fun. I just couln't stop with a couple. I lost my big tom turkey and 11 chickens to a dog attack a few weeks ago. I have several chickens,( mostly roosters now, since the attack) and 6 geese and 4 ducks, and 6 guinea's. I just bought an incubator and set eggs this past Friday. I have been reading how you all do it and I am thinking, I may not get good results. We will see I guess. I didnt know about the lockdown thing so I have been adding eggs every day, I do date them but they will (hopefully) hatch over several days. I will candle them later in the week and see if any are even fertile. My male duck is very active, but I have never seen him.... hit the mark, shall we say. He seems to climb on sidways, or on their heads, so I am not at all sure my duck eggs are any good. But he gets an A for effort.lol
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
  3. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy ! [​IMG]
  4. newduckie

    newduckie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2009
    Missouri Ozarks
    I love this website. I have spent alot of time here the last few days. I don't think I could ever read half of what is written.. Lots of interesting info tho.
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Glad you joined

  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Howdy from Arkansas! No matter how bad you mess up incubating,you still usually get a little fuzzy surprise or two.
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  8. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] from UT! It's amazing how addictive chickens can be! [​IMG]
  9. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from PA!
  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by