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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bookerflock, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Bookerflock

    Bookerflock New Egg

    Jul 28, 2016
    Hello! First time with Chickens this year! purchased 6 baby chicks in March. Also had someone give us 6, 1 yr old buff orpingtons. Since then i just keep expanding the flock purchasing some chickens here and there off craigslist :) its addicting! The reason I found this page was because today I had an issue I was googling, and your site came up. So I'm hoping to be able to find help and advice throughout my chicken journey!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! It sure does sound like you have the chicken bug there! I'm afraid it happens to us all. My flock grew rather unexpectedly and without me really noticing, oops!
    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and be sure to ask any questions. Everyone here to help.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hi and welcome to BYC! If you ever have any questions, always feel free to ask. Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I hope you found the answer to your issue! Regarding chicken addiction… Well, I went from 2 to 16 in no time. Absolutely no idea how that happened! [​IMG] Enjoy the site!
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Bookerflock, and welcome to BYC! Happy you joined our crew!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. Bookerflock

    Bookerflock New Egg

    Jul 28, 2016
    Wondering if anyone had any suggestions, i only got 1 response and now nothing from my post.
    Original post
    " I had a buff oprington go broody and so I bought her some fertilized eggs to hatch. We are on day 14 of her sitting on them and my kids were naughty and messing around with the hen (I didn't see this happen) and said that one egg cracked. I went and looked and one egg is cracked and indented and some blood has come out. This is my first time with Chickens and first time trying to hatch eggs. Will the egg be ok, or what do i need to do? I was worried about her eating it and maybe then wanting to eat the other eggs. Suggestions Please!! "
    My 1 response i got said it wouldnt make it and to remove the egg, so i went to remove it and she had eaten it :( my question now is, will this make it so she eats the others as they hatch? Also there is like a yellow substance from her eating it on the other eggs, do i need to clean them? Will bacteria be a problem? Any suggestions?
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Shazam Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    It's normal for hens to eat cracked eggs as a way to clean the nest. I personally would leave her alone and not worry too much. If it's really messy I might change some bedding while she's out of the nest. Hopefully your kids leave her be and the rest hatch.

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