Introduction - our first egg and first hatch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by singlemama, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. singlemama

    singlemama New Egg

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    We were lucky enough to have our first egg finally come on the second day of our first hatch! Neat! [​IMG]

    I'm a single (divorced) mom of three little boys - a four year old and twin two year olds. I started raising backyard chickens to give the boys a pet, and a useful one at that. Nine chickens and an incubator full of eggs (we're selling most) later - I'm a crazy chicken lady now. [​IMG] We live in rural Idaho, so it's a good hobby to have here.

    We have Cuckoo Marans (English Standard), an Araucana, a Partridge Rock and three Buff Orpingtons.

    Our first egg came from our Araucana today -

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    And we have 8 chicks hatched so far out of 18 (6 CM's and 2 Araucanas), and it's day 22. I'm hoping we get a few more - there are some pipped, but I'm just praying we get a decent hatch rate. This is my first go... so I think any hatches are a success! I'm so thankful for this forum. I've learned SO much already!
     
  2. afishel

    afishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on 1st hatch and 1st egg thats great! [​IMG]
    I had my very 1st hatch last week hatched out 5 mixed babies!!
     
  3. Tropical Chook

    Tropical Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first egg and also on your new little fuzzy butts. Oh, and BTW, welcome to the forum. You're right, you can find the answer to virtually any chicken question here. I have four eggs at day 19 so I'm hoping to have one or two new arrivals quite soon but with the four I have under a broody.................well that's a long story [​IMG]
     
  4. Falcon61

    Falcon61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't imagine divorcing you...hubba hubba... [​IMG]
    Congrats on 1st hatch and 1st egg thats the most exiting one... [​IMG]
     
  5. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Glad you found the forum! Congrats on your new egg and babies hatching! I am so addicted to chickens, Im sure you know what I mean lol
    PS I have twins as well, but they are 7 year old girls [​IMG]
     
  6. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats and what fun pets for your kids!!!
     
  7. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the new egg and on your first hatch. I'm in western Montana! You in the panhandle?
     
  8. Nekhebet

    Nekhebet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lol
     
  9. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats and [​IMG]!!!
     
  10. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!!! [​IMG]
    I hope you get more hatches.
     

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