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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by blatham00, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. blatham00

    blatham00 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey yall. I'm new here. Love the page so far. Found some great info. I'm still new on raising chickens and have a lot to learn. Less than a year in. I have 3 hens and 1 roo. Love them dearly. I have my first broody hen (she's 2 weeks in) and I must admit I'm freaking out. I'd love some advice and input on what to do. Thanks for your time ;)
     
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  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sounds like you have a lovely little flock there and with your broody too a real little family! I'm in general an incubator hatcher so when I did have a hen go broody I found it a wonderful experience. Nature really is remarkable :D

    Please do check out the link posted above for you, I'm sure you will find it helpful.

    Good luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, blatham00, and :welcome! Happy you joined our community! M of C gave you a great link so I'll just best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
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  5. blatham00

    blatham00 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the link. That article was very helpful. As far as I can tell she's been sitting for at least 14 days. She is a Rhode Island red named Ethel. She's always been really laid back and reserved. Hopefully in another week or so we'll have babies. I have a brooder I plan to move her to after they hatch. Being new to it all I'm scared to move her now. I hope it all goes smoothly. I'm terrified of doing something wrong. My flock is pretty laid back and they all get along well. Hopefully they will all transition well when the time comes to integrate.
     
  6. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!
     
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  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Good luck to you and Ethel!

    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here.
     
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  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under blatham00 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope the hatch goes well .. I am sure Ethel has it all under control. You are in for such a treat, watching a mumma hen raise her babies is so adorable and something I will never tire of seeing.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]
     
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  10. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Good luck with the broody hen! If you run into any trouble or have any questions, BYC is most definitely the place to come.

    Glad you joined!
     
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