New to raising chicks.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jeff75056, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Jeff75056

    Jeff75056 In the Brooder

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Back in early December.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 110 chicks. 9 easter egg hens and one rooster. The rest are rooster for meat. Maybe I'm thinking some of them maybe hens but not totally sure yet. I have 38 Black Copper Marans on the way here in the next day or so.

    (3) What breeds do you have? Easter Egg and various different rooster that are mixed in breeds. Black Copper Marans are on order.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? A way to earn some extra cash for the farm.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Learning to farm and hunting and fishing.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Engineer and new to farming.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? Searching for a manual for the HDD 112 egg incubator. Does any one have one so I can learn to use mine? It was given to me by a friend but no docs / instructions.
     
  2. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    Welcome to Byc :frow:welcome
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.
    Where did you order the Marans from?
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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    110 chicks? :th. Wow, you must have a big place. :) WELCOME!!
     
  5. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Free Ranging

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    Best wishes in your new chicken adventure!
     
  6. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock! :welcomeBYC is a helpful site providing all of the information you need to know about poultry. There is always space for members on the BYC roost! :highfive:

    You will definitely get a lot of dark eggs! I raised Black Copper Marans for a breeding program and I had a lot of enthusiasm in the breed! The only difficult aspects of incubating is that embryo development can be very hard to detect caused by the dark shell.
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    Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
  7. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to BYC. I wish you success with your farm and flock, and hope this website will be useful for you.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    :welcome

    Hi Jeff, nice to have you here with us! Wow, that's a lot of chicks...go big or go home, right?
     
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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Good evening, Jeff, and welcome to BYC.
     
  10. ChickenCowboy02

    ChickenCowboy02 Predator Slayer

    :frow Howdy Jeff, and :welcome
    So glad you decided to join our "egg-ceptional" community! :jumpy
    Hope you enjoy your time here. :D
     

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