New to Chickens and loving it

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PigMommy, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. PigMommy

    PigMommy Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2016
    Fountain, CO
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I get my first hatching eggs about 2 months ago. It all started with a science fair project for my son and I fell in love. We had some major bumps along the way loosing our first 2 batches but were locking down for hatching on our 3rd batch and I hope to be a proud chicken mom in a few days.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Currently 17 eggs at 18 days incubation

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I have a mix of eggs including, Icelandics, Black Copper Marans, Barbanters, and who knows what else. Kind of exciting waiting to find out. Its like Christmas morning.

    (4) How did you find out about
    Google search
    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Refinishing old furniture and crafts
    Also gardening but have a brown thumb lol

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    Im a mother of 2 boys, 5 yrs and 11 yrs
    Im an army spouse of 9 yrs
    Im the proud pet parent of a Julianna pig, German Shepherd, and 2 cats.
    I previously was founder and president on a 501c3 non profit animal rescue Hands 4 Paws in TX and Hawaii till moving to Colorado Springs a few months ago.
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    1)I got my chicks last may on the 17th 5 RIR and 3 ameraucana some dogs killed 2(1 of each breed) and I had to get rid of my RIR rooster because he pulled the feathers off of my ameraucana hen's back. A week ago I got one silver laced wyandotte chick, one leghorn, one ameraucana, and a mystery bantam. I am also waiting on my incubator to come in the mail so I will set 3-4 eggs and sell them for my SAE(supervised agriculture experience) in FFA.

    2)5 adult hens, and 4 chicks, and 3 eggs

    3)RIR, ameraucana, silver laced wyandotte, leghorn, and my mystery bantam maybe serama,

    4)google, while looking for coturnix quail for sale in batches less than 50, I only have room for 2 dozen

    5)fishing reading, and looking for more CHICKENS!

    6) 4 dogs(2 male miniature poodles-popcorn, and his nephew peanut, then our two rescued girls peaches a pure miniature poodle, and princess a poodle shi-tzhu) an egyption mau named tilly, lots of fish, and my chickens.

    ------oh and welcome to BYC
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2016
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] good luck with your hatch :)
  4. nposluszny

    nposluszny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2016
    Johnstown, NY
  5. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    If you haven't already seen it, the Learning Center has a lot of good articles in it, including some on incubating. There's also the forum for posting incubating/hatching questions:

    Hope your hatch goes well, you have some interesting breeds there!
  6. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    I love them and I'm always learning but at least this isn't my first hatch.
  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. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thanks for joining us at Backyard Chickens.
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard with us. Good luck with your hatch and let us know how it goes.

    Joining your state thread will put you in contact with other BYC members in your area, which can be very helpful.


    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
  10. PigMommy

    PigMommy Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2016
    Fountain, CO
    Happy to announce my first chick has hatched. Its 1 of 3 of my Ameraucanas. What an amazing experience. Im still trying to figure out how to add a photo.
    Id like to add how I lost my first 2 batches of eggs: first batch my pig got into. Hes to smart for his own good or anyone elses. My second batch got "cooked" when my son was turning the eggs and he musy have pushed the temp up. So this batch my 3rd sadly (i lost Seramas in the last one) I got an egg turner and wouldnt let anyone never it without me. So for so good. Cant wait to try another next week.

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