New to BYC....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jackandnick, May 30, 2016.

  1. jackandnick

    jackandnick Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2016
    Hi, I'm new to BYC. I came looking for advice about my incubating goose egg. Normally I'm a chicken mom. I have 5 Buff Orpingtons who are my babies. They are 3 years old and my first. So I'm pretty new to the whole chicken thing and have learned a lot from doing everything wrong!

    I live in the mountains of Colorado. I have one son. We have two dogs. One was supposed to be a "mountain dog" and turned out to be mostly Basenji so that's been a REAL challenge. We contacted a rescue for their ad regarding "shepherd/lab" mixes. Indeed at 8 weeks she did pass for that but it didn't take long for the Basenji to rear it's not so labish head! The other is still a pup, part mastiff. We have two cats that are spoiled and adorable. Also two lady gerbils who pretty much mind their own business.

    I recently acquired some ducks for eggs. I am BRAND new to ducks. I've read a lot but still missed that I got boys mixed in with the females. I posted elsewhere on this.

    I have two embden/pilgrim goose eggs that are incubating and are at day 15.

    I have found a LOT of helpful information here at BYC and just now found how to introduce myself. I hope to be of some help to someone at some point! Right now I'm pretty new to things but I have learned so much about chickens just from having them.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! I've lived reading your intro :D I've not incubated goose eggs before, only chicken and quail. How are you finding them? Is there much difference to chicken?
    If you have not already please do pop by the learning centre ~
    Great articles on everything including geese and ducks.

    Good luck with your hatch and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. jackandnick

    jackandnick Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2016
    Thank you for the welcome! Sounds like you have a full house!

    Geese are totally different! I tried a shipped hatch but the air cells were very mixed up and I didn't know there is a special way to treat shipped eggs so I lost them[​IMG]

    My new eggs are from a local farmer and so far are looking really good so I'm more hopeful. They have really thick shells and are hard to candle. They require a lot more moisture than chickens apparently. It also takes them a lot longer to pip their way out. At least that's what I've read! I also live at a very high altitude which can affect hatching.

    I've been learning so much here so I'll be popping in often!
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and good luck with your goose project.

    Best wishes
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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