New from TEXAS

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Armstrongman101, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Armstrongman101

    Armstrongman101 New Egg

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    Hi, im from stephenville , tx . I own a trucking company and i bought ducks to kill ticks. Then i ended up buying some chickens. Now we have 10 ducks and 17 chickens. Then i have a lady hatching out 15 more for me by oct 4th. Plus i heard theres a small small chance of HEB organic eggs being fertile. So yesterday i went to HEB and i bought 36 organic eggs from three different eggs farms. I put them under two 65 watt bulbs. Just wandering what happens. Chickens are awesome for stress i want 400-500 chickens but my wife said NO. So maybe 40-50.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] your wife is very wise.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! If you want to hatch eggs you will do better with an incubator of some sort. Here are some home-made incubator ideas:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19675
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=21547
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=8510
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19496

    And this article will basically tell you everything you need to know about incubating eggs:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    And don't tell your wife I told you [​IMG]
     
  4. Armstrongman101

    Armstrongman101 New Egg

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    Thank you !! Yeah i gotta kinda lay off talking about chickens !! Lol. But tonight i will start studying incubators !!!! ;) Wouldn it be realaxing to have a barn with several thousand ??
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!

    I have family in Stephenville.

    Are the organic eggs at the HEB grocery stores refrigerated?

    That would be neat if you could just go to the grocery store, buy eggs, and put them in an incubator to hatch. They probably use sex-link chickens for the brown eggs, so the chicks would be all mixed up, if they did hatch. The white eggs would probably give you White Leghorns or White Leghorn hybrids.
     
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  6. JonClucken

    JonClucken Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens another Texas chicken raiser never knew there was sooo many of us!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! A couple thousand? LOL
     
  9. glendaschicks

    glendaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Wow 400-500 chickens? Good luck with your 40-50. [​IMG]
     

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