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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jordanraugustin, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. jordanraugustin

    jordanraugustin In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2016
    I'm a new chicken owner. I started incubating eggs because my friend's neighbor gave me nine eggs for free and let me borrow her incubator. I thought it would be a great experience for myself and my three year old daughter. My husband suddenly got chick fever and went to a farm supply store and purchased three assorted breed pullets and three unsexed bantam chicks. The same day he purchased chicks, we heard of two hens that were living in deplorable conditions. My animal loving heart couldn't take it so we purchased a small coop and the essentials and rescued the two hens. From what I can tell from my internet searching, the hens are Black Star hens.
    So now we have two black star hens, three mystery breed pullets (less than one week old), three unsexed (hoping for hens) bantams and nine eggs (mixed breeds) incubating. I'll be having lots of questions and look forward to learning!

  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    And that's how it all starts, lol. Chickens are like potato chips, you can't stop once you start.

    Be sure to check out the Learning Center (if you haven't already)...there are some really helpful articles there, including some on incubating eggs.

    Have fun and make yourself at home here!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    When your chicks are 6-8 weeks of age post photos of them at "what breed or gender is this," you can get them sorted out.
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  4. 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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