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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WIwinterChick, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. WIwinterChick

    WIwinterChick Just Hatched

    Oct 25, 2016
    Hi guys! As a child I helped with the chicken chores on the farm, but I have had my own backyard flock for almost 3 years now. I have frequented this site for questions, but finally decided to start an account! I'm very excited!

    A little about me and my birds!
    I'm a stay at home mom for two little boys, two ducks, 3 chickens and a rooster, and a house cat (plus a few adopted "garage" cats.
    We live in central WI,so my guess is that I'll have more and more habitat and climate control questions as winter sets in.
    I'm interested in incubating/hatching a few of our eggs, and the best tried and true practices for anything chicken/duck related. Thank you for reading!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, WIwinterChick, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! As a BYC user you may already be aware of these links but in case you are not....
    In this link find the WI thread so you can chat with local chicken folks: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
    In this link you can ask questions about incubating and hatching: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs
    And here is a link to the Learning Center Incubating and Hatching Section - tons of great articles: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    And here is a Learning Center link to housing chickens - there are a couple articles about cold weather chicken keeping you will find useful:
    And finally, all things ducks: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
    That should keep you busy for a spell. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
    4 people like this.
  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Howdy there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! So pleased to have you join the community! Two good spots to learn more about winter and chickens, first, your state thread, there are people there that experience the same weather conditions as you, and I am sure they can share some useful advice for you! Here is a link you can find your state thread in-never mind, redsox beat me to it! Lol. He set you up with great links, so I'll just say hi! :frow
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  4. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  7. cecigl

    cecigl Just Hatched

    Oct 13, 2016
    Welcome, me too. I was on here months before signing up. someone has already provided a link to the hatching info on here that is really one of the best and most informative that I have found, so good luck
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  9. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Tending to my chickens

    You've been given some good links by redsoxs! Enjoy the site!!!
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2016
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. I have no techy brains but, find getting around using the search box works like a charm
    1 person likes this.

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