I don't have any chickens or a henhouse...yet.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by obviousnewbie, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. obviousnewbie

    obviousnewbie Out Of The Brooder

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    Me: Kate
    Location: Coastal southern Maine
    Chickens: 0
    Hen houses: 0
    Cluelessness percentage: probably around 95% (but decreasing)
    Reasons for wanting chickens: Eggs, just having hens around, tick-removal, quaintness factor
    Reasons for being unsure of this: Foxes, my dog, extreme wind in oceanfront location could knock over hen house? Cold clime.

    It all started when I decided to invest in some fancy egg-hatching equipment so that my preschooler could see chicks hatch. That was..a few days ago so I should have my stuff soon thanks to Amazon Prime, and then later this month MPC is sending us six "educational" eggs to hatch. The plan is, we'll hatch this batch of chicks and give them to my sister's farm. She also said we could hatch her some ducks.

    That's great and all but starting this process reminded me that what I've really wanted for years is to own my OWN hens. I envision having around 5-7 of them. And... I have a lot to learn first, so here I am.

    Kate
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Kate

    Glad you could join us here!! Good luck with your hatching plans, I'm sure the children will enjoy it very much!! It's such a fantastic process to watch as the chick emerges from the egg. The learning centre would be a great place to check out for you, here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    It has a fantastic section on incubating and hatching with many helpful articles.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please join your state thread. I know other Maine-ers that have chickens, duck, guineas and even a hurry up veggie garden, in THAT climate. So it can be done. I'm sure other BYCers will be glad to point out HOW to do it, to you. Just put Maine in the search box and it will come up.[​IMG]
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Kate and welcome to BYC. I hope that you learn a lot and enjoy being a member.

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. obviousnewbie

    obviousnewbie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, thanks for the warm welcome! I will go join my Maine group now..:)
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You are most welcome

    Ct
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. obviousnewbie

    obviousnewbie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone :)
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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