NC noob

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by megdarling, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. megdarling

    megdarling Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to my 10 year old son we are all in. I have always been fascinated with birds and wanted to have my own backyard flock of chickens. My son gave me a push by bringing home a left over hatching egg from school that has about a week left and is developing nicely in a make shift incubator. I am learning everything I can, which led me here. Thanks to everyone for making all of this information available!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. I'd suggest looking to source a couple of day old chicks, assuming you have success with your egg. Chickens are social animals, and thrive in the company of others. Good luck with your incubation. This link may be helpful - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks, as are the hatch-a-long and incubating and hatching eggs forums.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! How exciting for you :D Do you have any plans to get more chicks if the chick hatches? They really do do so much better with others as they are a flock animal. Good luck with your egg and I hope it hatches for you. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
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  6. megdarling

    megdarling Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes! I have additional hatching eggs arriving early next week. We are so excited. Everyone here is so kind. Thanks for the welcome.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Best of luck with your hatchings!
     
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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, megdarling, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Looks like CTKen gave you some great links and advice so I'll just say best wishes and happy hatching! [​IMG]
     
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under megdarling [​IMG] Welcome!

    Good luck with the hatch .. exciting times!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! Thanks for joining, I'm sure you'll love it here! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
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