Just joined from New Jersey

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PaleoDan, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. PaleoDan

    PaleoDan In the Brooder

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    Hello BYC!

    I just joined today and am new to chickens in general. Last spring was my first introduction to chicken keeping and it has been quite a bit of fun.

    A friend and I took on the project together. She has a large farm so I built her a large coop there. I have a small postage sized property so I built a small one for myself (2 hens worth).

    We raised up 12 birds (10 for her and 2 for me) and have been collecting eggs for several months now. Two of the twelve turned out to be roosters so we have 10 layers. My dog got in the way and would not leave my two girls alone so we have to take them over and join the larger flock. After a few weeks/month, they pretty well integrated. The two roosters became a problem (for each other) as they grew so we have to recently get rid of one.

    Now we have 6 eggs in an incubator I built and they are looking pretty good. We can't wait to see what hatches. We know two of the eggs should be 100% Comets but the other 4 will be a cross of a Comet Rooster with Jersey Giant, Americauna, Barred Rock.

    Should be fun.

    Thanks

    Dan
     

  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I can't wait to see what hatches!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, PaleoDon, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Good luck you to you and your hatching efforts!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Best of luck with your hatch!
     

  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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  6. PaleoDan

    PaleoDan In the Brooder

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome.
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!!! Glad you joined.
     

  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Congrats and good luck. :thumbsup
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Dan, welcome to BYC from Hunterdon Co. Isn't this some sweet weather that we are having right now. [​IMG]
     

  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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