I am soooo challenged when it comes to technology

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Courtenay, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Courtenay

    Courtenay New Egg

    Feb 20, 2013
    Diana Texas
    Hello All, I am hoping that I am doing this correctly.
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Nope not new to chickens as I was raised on a farm and have been around chickens since I was 4. However, I didn't have my own flock of chickens until 4 years ago.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    I'm not quite sure how many I have right now, I have more than I can count without separating them.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I have several breads of chickens. I have Buff Orp., Americanas, Barred Rocks, Silkies,Cochins, Murans,Faverolles both salmon and Blue Salmon Faverolles. Frizzles,Brahmans,Wynadottes and Hamburgs.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Saw magazine years ago

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I own and operate a small feed, seed and farm store in East Texas

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    I ve been a geriatric nurse for 25 years, have 5 children ages 22,20,17,13,6, we live on 76 acres in the piny woods of East Texas, I love all my critters almost as much as my children. We also have ducks,geese, 4 horses, a miniature donkey, miniature jersey, a llama and various cats and dogs.
    I have always loved to watch chickens especialy when we catch a bunch of june bugs to feed them. I personally have never hatched eggs in an incubator but want to very much. I was wondering what the hatch rate is for eggs that have been shipped, and also if there is any certain way to ship eggs that is better than other ways


  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Courtenay, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! You seem to be handling the technology just fine! As to your incubating and egg shipping question, I will defer to the experts. There is a powerful Hatching & Incubating thread on BYC - below is a link. Post over there and the fine folks will tell you what they know. Good luck and have fun!!

  3. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! Have fun! :)
  4. Courtenay

    Courtenay New Egg

    Feb 20, 2013
    Diana Texas
    Does anyone know why when I sign on it still says

    Welcome Courtenay! Please check your email inbox for our verification message and follow its instructions.
    Didn't get it?to resend.
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Another great hatching resource is this article by Sally Sunshine

    And there are better ways of shipping - the best egg packing I have seen is by Skyline Poultry, his eggs always come through in excellent shape - I think he has some instructions somewhere

    You might post your question in the BYC Website and Forum Feedback section of the Forum
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2011
    My Coop
    HI from KY and[​IMG]
  8. sueblack

    sueblack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2012
    Saegertown, PA
    Welcome to BYC. If you decide to purchase a small incubator. I suggest you go with one of higher quality, like the Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco. It holds 24 eggs, is totally automated, and I am getting great hatch rates out of it. Don't waste your time on the cheap styrofoam incubators. You will be dissapointed.
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    The site gets much easier with repeated use. Welcome to BYC.

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