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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenbritt5908, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. chickenbritt5908

    chickenbritt5908 Chirping

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    Hello!
    I am fairly new to chickens. For 3 years I helped my boyfriend's step mom with her flock. After buying my first house with some land, the first Spring, I bought some chicks and created my own flock! - Now I'm obsessed. - I've learned so much through different Facebook groups. But this year I'm wanting to hatch my own eggs! So I am here to learn as much as I can. I've been through some heartache's with my flock, I've found myself crying over a lost hen saying, "It's okay, it's just a chicken." :rolleyes: But with every thing I've come across, I've learned a lot. So anyway, I'm really looking forward to learning from others' experiences and get good advice.

    Nice to meet ya'll! :frow
     
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  2. FortCluck

    FortCluck Free Ranging

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    N F C thankful

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    :welcome

    There are definite ups and downs raising animals...but the rewards make it all worth it. Best of luck with hatching!
     
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

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  5. Ted_Harrell

    Ted_Harrell Crowing

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    Mrs. Britt, the best advice I can give if you plan on hatching is to get the best equipment you can afford with automatic turning and temperature controls. then verify the temp reading is correct with a know good thermometer before you put any eggs in it. Good luck...
     
  6. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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  7. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here!
     
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  9. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC!
     
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  10. HomesteaderWife

    HomesteaderWife Crowing

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    Well hey there @chickenbritt5908 and nice to meetcha as well! :welcome

    Firstly, we are so glad to have you here! It's good to see you are wanting to learn all you can to be a fruitful, responsible flock owner. You won't find a better, more helpful place to find tips and information for your flock than BYC (in my opinion- I've been able to save a few birds by looking here!)

    What kind of chickens do you currently have, and what kind are you hoping to hatch?

    By the way, don't fret being upset about a lost hen. I've cried for a beloved chicken or duck, even with an understanding that all things have their time. It just means you have compassion, and you are close to them!

    Again, glad to have you and look forward to hearing more about your flock!

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