New to Backyard Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EandMPoultry, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. EandMPoultry

    EandMPoultry In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2016
    Leander/Cedar Park, TX
    My name is Marlena and I raise chickens, all from babies and they're a part of the family. [​IMG] I have over 30 and had them for about 2 years now and keep adding to my flock and making things bigger & learning more about chickens. I raise Copper Marans (my favorite), Production Reds, Polish Reds, and Americaunas. I also hatch a few pretty eggs but haven't had a lot of luck. I would like to know more about getting my chickens pt tested and don't know how to do that because I would like to show them. Plus interested in tips on hatching with my incubator.
    I'm all for any great ideas and just installed a deer feeder made to feed chickens and made a 55 gallon barrel into a watering system.
    I'm big on giving my chickens scraps and making sure they're handled & loved on.
    This was my first chicken, his name is Alpha and he's awesome...
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Marlena and welcome to BYC. Alas, i have no experience whatever with incubators, but I can say a big hello! There are many threads on incubators and related issues, so maybe you could search through them. Ditto with your state thread - you will likely find members who are close to you.

    All the best
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join us here! It sounds like you have a great mixed flock there with some lovely breeds. You might like to pop by the incubating section for help with your incubator, here is the link ~
    What brand do have?

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    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 join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Alpha is very handsome.
  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 - glad you decided to join.

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