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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BeachMonkeys, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. BeachMonkeys

    BeachMonkeys New Egg

    Jan 30, 2016
    I'm not new to chickens, but I am new to the forum. I'm on a few Facebook groups, but wanted to get more insight than the locals.

    Right now we have a (surprise) rooster - Hawkeye, a silkie hen - Mulan, 2 polish pullets - Polly and Wiley, a barred rock pullet - Bee, an easter egger pullet - Pepper, a 4 month old sizzle too - Ozzie, and two mystery mutts that are about 3 months old. We actually do have backyard chickens. We live in the city, with a big backyard where the chickens run free pretty much always. Since we have the accidental roosters I decided to take up a friend on the offer of borrowing her incubator and was given a dozen eggs and collected a dozen of our own. I was a nervous wreck the first few days they were in the incubator! Now I'm resigned to them maybe not hatching. Still hoping someone will just go broody for me. Would be so much easier...

    Thanks for having me y'all!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us here. I hope that you will enjoy being a member and be able to contribute to helping other members out as well as learning some new things too. One of the great things about BYC is that it has members from all over the world and its interesting to read that there are often more than one way to skin a cat!

    The learning centre is a good place to look over, as is your state thread.

    All the best and good luck with waiting for one of your girls to go broody!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. Is your silkie hen laying yet? Generally they are the ones that go broody. Maybe she is holding our for better incentives like cable, smart phone or a sauna.[​IMG]
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  6. 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 joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Here's a link to the incubating & hatching forum:
    If you have questions or concerns about incubating, that's a good place to get info. I think there's even an Easter Hatchalong starting up (or already started) that you might like to participate in.

    Good luck!
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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