I'm not sure what I am getting into!! But I'm new here.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mrsbeez, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. mrsbeez

    mrsbeez In the Brooder

    Mar 29, 2009
    Hi I'm new here and somehow my son roped me into this chicken thing. One day when my friend was dropping off eggs for us, he asked her for one egg that he could hatch the next time. That was 2 weeks ago. Now we have made an incubator, and have 18 eggs in it. The hatching should start on the 20th....if it really happens. I don't know what I will do with half that many let alone all of them if they hatch! But we are hard at it learning all we can. I have a great yard for them, but I am not sure how to let them wander about and keep the cats and dogs away.

    I have a question....I posted a question about our eggs on a different part of this site a few days ago and when I looked at it today, every place I had the word egg was replaced with rooster. I went to edit it and egg was right where it should be, with no rooster. What is this all about?[​IMG]

  2. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    it was an April fools joke!


    and good luck with your eggs! before you know it you'll have your own little flock! its cool that your son is the one who got you interested. i was a chicken kid myself too! also, you should probably look into putting a fence up along with a coop. both are necessary. how prepared are you? do you have the feed? just remember. if there is anything you need to know about chickens, you are sure to get help here on BYC [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    half of 18 is only 9.... I have over 300.. and you think you have a problem..? [​IMG]

    Teach the dog and watch the cat until the chicks are big enough.
  4. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    If you still have a a question and you do not have an answer yet then post it again and see what happens.

    Everyone got caught up in the rooster/egg joke yesterday.

    I am sure you will do fine and you always get answers on this site.

    Good luck with your hatch.

    Jena. [​IMG]
  5. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008

    you will have fun here, we all do.
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  7. spook

    spook Songster

    [​IMG] A hearty big welcome from Maine! Looking forward to seeing you around the forum!
  8. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

    Mar 20, 2008
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Welcome to BYC! And your son has done you no favors. While he gets busy growing up and finds new interest, he has introduced you to something that will likely become a complete obsession for you. Hatching eggs/raising chickens have been proven to be highly addictive. Seriously. This website PROVES it. It goes beyond all rational thinking.

    Be sure to build the coop twice as big as you *think* you need. Before too long you'll be adding on to it anyway [​IMG]

    Welcome and best of luck with your hatching!! Let us know how it goes.

  9. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello and [​IMG] from NC
  10. Debi214

    Debi214 Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    Richmond, VA
    Welcome to BYC from Virginia! Make sure to get a bag of medicated chick starter and a waterer or bowl of sorts. Those little fuzz butts like to start eating and drinking almost right after they hatch even though they can go a day or two without.

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