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JeccaCups

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I have no idea if I've done one of these before or not, but I love answering questionnaires anyway, so here it is!

(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I grew up with small flocks of chickens as a kid and showed a little bit in 4H. I currently have a small flock of chickens for homesteading purposes and recently hatched my first batch with a mama hen and not an incubator. Idk if it was the incubator, or my hen, but she had much better results than I had artificially!! She must be a good mama <3

(2) How many chickens do you have right now?
Uh...hang on. 11 in the main flock of adults, 20 in the teenage group, mama hatched 7, and we have our lovely guard Goose, Mr. Noodle. So quite a few!

(3) What breeds do you have?
Buff Orpington, Black Copper Marans, Buff Brahma rooster, Ameraucanas (BBS), Easter Eggers, Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, and various others I'm not sure I have identified, and barnyard mixes.

(4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
I love how they sound when they are happy and on the prowl for bugs. I also love watching their personalities develop as they age. I enjoy having them as a part of a more sustainable lifestyle through gardening and permaculture. Feeding them things from the garden is as much a treat for me as it is for them. It's extremely rewarding.

(5) What are some of your other hobbies?
Art, crafts, gardening, house plants, foraging, video games

I decided to get back into the forums a bit because I am shifting focus from full time work to something more balanced for me and my family. Chickens are a lovely part of that balance. I've tried going without them, and that never lasts long!!!
 

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JeccaCups

Chirping
6 Years
Jul 23, 2015
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94
Bahaha, I just looked around and the only other posts I have on here are about my incubator struggles XD I did have a semi-successful hatch in the incubator after the catastrophe I posted about on here. I think 3 out of 30 made it, so not great, but the fertility was much better from my own flock. I think a power outage halfway through messed us up big time. Hatching from current Buff Orpington mama, 7 out of 11 hatched, and one would have made it if I had noticed it was stuck inside of another eggshell sooner. So she did great, and the rooster is fertile as heck lol <3
 

swampfox440

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I have no idea if I've done one of these before or not, but I love answering questionnaires anyway, so here it is!

(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I grew up with small flocks of chickens as a kid and showed a little bit in 4H. I currently have a small flock of chickens for homesteading purposes and recently hatched my first batch with a mama hen and not an incubator. Idk if it was the incubator, or my hen, but she had much better results than I had artificially!! She must be a good mama <3

(2) How many chickens do you have right now? Uh...hang on. 11 in the main flock of adults, 20 in the teenage group, mama hatched 7, and we have our lovely guard Goose, Mr. Noodle. So quite a few!

(3) What breeds do you have? Buff Orpington, Black Copper Marans, Buff Brahma rooster, Ameraucanas (BBS), Easter Eggers, Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, and various others I'm not sure I have identified, and barnyard mixes.

(4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? I love how they sound when they are happy and on the prowl for bugs. I also love watching their personalities develop as they age. I enjoy having them as a part of a more sustainable lifestyle through gardening and permaculture. Feeding them things from the garden is as much a treat for me as it is for them. It's extremely rewarding.

(5) What are some of your other hobbies? Art, crafts, gardening, house plants, foraging, video games

I decided to get back into the forums a bit because I am shifting focus from full time work to something more balanced for me and my family. Chickens are a lovely part of that balance. I've tried going without them, and that never lasts long!!!
How cute they are ! Welcome to BYC ! :yesss:
 

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