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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TnKWarren, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. TnKWarren

    TnKWarren Just Hatched

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    Hi BYC, I am new to chickens. I bought an incubator and thought I would try a few eggs from my husband's grandmother and see what happened. I ended up with 38 eggs of different breeds! I had two I know where bad, but I'll know by this weekend how many made it! I look forward to reading and sharing here!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]. Please do update after the hatch. We'll be waiting [​IMG]
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and[​IMG] - glad that you have joined us. I wish you all the best with your hatch.

    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 as there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. Fish Sticks

    Fish Sticks Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome from a fellow Floridian! I'm new to chickens as well. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have already
     
  6. TnKWarren

    TnKWarren Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the welcome! I already joined the thread for Florida and hope to have chicks sometime Sunday.
     
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  7. TnKWarren

    TnKWarren Just Hatched

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    Update: I had my days counted incorrectly and my hatch date was yesterday. I was getting worried Sunday when nothing was happening, but found a thread here that let me know I was off. What a difference a day makes! I have 7 chicks and more coming!
     
  8. TnKWarren

    TnKWarren Just Hatched

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    I had 17 total hatch and all are doing well but one. It's blind and I'm hand feeding it. I was slow figuring it out though, so it's much smaller and behind the others. He/she is doing much better and has become very much a pet. One of the larger chicks that I suspect is an Ameraucana rooster has taken to protecting the little one if the others pick on it. We'll see how this this turns out!
     
  9. Fish Sticks

    Fish Sticks Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't have a chance to say congratulations. Glad you were able to figure out about the little one, I'm sure it will be fine
     

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