Just joined the site and trying to get used to everything!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AKyardbirds, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. AKyardbirds

    AKyardbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Wanted to say a quick Hello. My name is Amanda. My boyfriend and I moved to "The middle of nowhere" in September on 28 acres. We knew we wanted chickens so that we could have fresh eggs but when we started researching which kind to get we became sort of obsessed! We got an incubator and hatched 4 American Bresse and 5 French Black Copper Maran chicks 3 weeks ago. They are already getting so big! We have some more in the incubator currently, we have some black Silkies, Cream Legbar and more Bresse.
    (realized after we purchased all the eggs that maybe we shouldn't have tried so many different breeds at first!)

    Anyway, just wanted to kind of introduce myself. I look forward to reading what everyone has to say and hopefully learning a lot from the site! I've lurked around here quite a bit and always get caught up in threads! I will definitely be needing a lot of advice!
     
  2. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello Amanda! Welcome to BYC! Good luck to you on your chicken adventure. [​IMG]
     
  3. AKyardbirds

    AKyardbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I've been to the site quite a few times but registering is a whole different story! There is so much to check out it's a bit intimidating! I usually just wound up here after searching chicken questions on Google!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    [​IMG] Hi there and welcome to BYC!

    Enjoy all your chicken adventures in life.

    Great to have you aboard BYC!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Wow successful hatches so early in the game - good for you [​IMG]
     
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Amanda, welcome to BYC and congratulations on your new home.
     
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  10. AKyardbirds

    AKyardbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks,not totally though! We had a little over 30 eggs and only got 9 to hatch :( one was fully developed and didn't make it after he pipped or we would have had 10 :( I heard it wasn't good to try to help and we waited too long :(
    I think a lot of our problem was getting eggs shipped from so many places and we were so anxious we kept candling/checking on them so opening and closing the incubator a lot was probably a bad call. Hope to have even better luck this time!


    And thank you everyone! I tried to multiquote but failed at it, I will get the hang of it eventually haha.
     

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