New to this gig!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sharpsfarms, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. sharpsfarms

    sharpsfarms New Egg

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    Hello all and so glad I found this site. I am not new to raising chickens we have done it since I was a child. We did meat chickens only purchase them in the spring slaughter them off in the late summer. I was gifted some production rir hens and thought I would give the whole hatching my owe a try. Little did I know that the likelyhood of a production rir going broody was very slim to none. So I purchased a heritage rir roo his name is Charlie (aka big red if you ask my wife lol) but I have 9 eggs in the incubator hoping for a good hatch temp ranges have been 97 to 101 and humidity is a constant 55%. My main question is will my roo give the newcomers the hormone to go broody? I'm hoping he will lol incubators are a lot of work. Thanks eveyone
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Please do check out the link left for you, I'm sure members there will be able to help you out.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Good luck with your roo and broody genes!

    Best wishes
    Ct
     
  5. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Good luck with your hatch! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sending good hatching vibes your way.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! [​IMG] Enjoy this great site and amazing learning centers, along with a really nice community and very helpful members! Have much success in raising your flock! [​IMG]
     

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