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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mavis135, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Hi from Northern California. I have approx. 12 chickens (3 roosters of different sizes), 14 ducks, (only time I know for sure who the females are is this time of year) 16 geese (ditto), six guinea fowl (ditto) and a couple a tom turkeys (semi-wild, they just showed up). All this on five acres. I'm collecting the eggs of all because my flocks are getting old and don't seem to be either fertile or able to hatch out chicks. And also because my puppy is eating what eggs he can find. (Going to put a muzzle on him).
    My neighbor gave me a brower 846, but no instructions, but it was working back in 1980, (he thinks, 90 yrs young!). So got it out just now, plugged it in, light came on, so now I wait. Any suggestions, comments, "aw shucks" moments would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to the flock. If you plan on keeping three roosters, they need about 10 hens each to keep them preoccupied so they don't overbreed the same few.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the incubation! There are a number of short threads on the brower 846, several people seem to have had instruction manuals for them, you might try doing a search and PMing them to see if someone could email you a copy.
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Always Thankful Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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