New from Myakka City Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tom M, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Tom M

    Tom M New Egg

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    I wish i would have joined sooner......my intent was not to be a chicken farmer but an egg harvester. Having said that my Buff's had very different ideas.
    I'm sorry to say that my first go hasnt been a complete success. 5 hatched over the past day or so....i lost 3 of 5....
    I hope to use BYC to increase my success rate. I cant believe how much fun it is to warch the birds run all over the property.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Tom, nice to meet you. Did you use an incubator? Some brands are probably better than others or easier to use. I'm very hatched any so can't really advice EXCEPT a lot of folks get silkie hens to use as natural incubators. Silkies generally go broody fairly often. You can swap out their eggs for fertile eggs of any breed you want and they will raise them as their own.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry for your losses. :eek:( If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with future hatches.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  6. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  9. Tom M

    Tom M New Egg

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    Thanks everyone. Here is a thought and question. I have three Buff Orpintons..two went broody. I also have two barred rocks (if thats how you spell it). Anyway......the onky chicks to live were Buffs (2)....all the Barred Rocks...were ahirt lived. I founs another Rock tonjave hatched yesterday.....only with the broody and two chicks.......it also was short lived. I think the hen is killing them.....could this be?
     

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