New to chickens in Yuba city.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gpulizzi, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. Gpulizzi

    Gpulizzi In the Brooder

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    Hello. I just moved to Yuba city and I now live where feral chickens roam the neighborhood. I instantly liked them. Never knew how smart they are.
    So I decided to buy some feed and throw it out once in awhile to a few I liked. Now I have over 30 on my lawn daily.
    Few weeks ago one of the mom's had a hurt baby. Couldn't walk. I just couldn't leave it out there. The hawks are vicious over here and they take 70-80% of the babies. I built a little box and after 4 days was asking to go home. I released it, mom took it back and so far the nugget has been fine.
    We also found a nest that was empty in my back yard for over a week in the rain. I took the eggs and bought an incubator. Well 5 of the 7 took. Should be hatching by sat.
    Im new to all this. I hope to keep a few and release the rest with the locals if possible. Any advice or help is appreciated.
     
  2. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC :frow:welcome
    Good luck with your hatch!
    Keep us posted :woot
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  3. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! Best wishes and have lots of fun! :celebrate
     
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  4. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Wildlife Biologist

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    :yesss: :welcome :yesss:
    Welcome to our eggcelent flock here at BYC
     
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  6. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Free Ranging

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!!:frow

    Feel free to check out the other links below for some interesting reading. Good luck to you!
     
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  7. ldrchickens

    ldrchickens Songster

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens
     
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  9. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Free Ranging

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    hello-smiley.gif Good luck with your hatch!
    If you have more questions about the progress you can post a new thread here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/incubating-hatching-eggs.5/

    Releasing your chicks back to the main flock may be tricky and turn out to be all or nothing. Hatch mates usually want to stick together. Their best chance for being released again would probably be early exposure and supervised free range time with all the older birds. But have a coop ready just in case. Best wishes!
     
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    That's pretty neat how you ended up with your eggs. Good luck with the hatch!
    Do you plan to build a coop and raise them?
     

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