Northwest Ohio Flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NWO Flock, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. NWO Flock

    NWO Flock New Egg

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    Hello all. I just wanted to introduce myself and my family. I have a 9 year old son that has taken a liking to poultry. He has shown chickens the last two years as a cloverbud in 4-H. The first year he took a chicken that he won from the pullett pursuit. He kind of latched on to them.

    I actually had a fear of the birds (I know weird) but it stemmed from my childhood. Story for another time. But we just moved to the country so we are starting our own flock. We would like to have a mix of breeds to see what we prefer down the road.

    Is it possible to ship eggs for hatching in the winter. We like the idea of hatching our own chicks. I have a few eggs from a local person in the incubator know. We just had a silkie hatch a couple days ago.

    This is a great site with a wealth of information.
     
  2. Ashley Stroud

    Ashley Stroud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome to the flock! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
    Congrats to your son on his win![​IMG]

    It's harder to ship eggs in winter and summer. But it's not impossible. Check at some hatcheries such as MyPetChicken, Meyer Hatchery and Mcmurry Hatchery.

    Here are a few links to check out too
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    Best of luck to you!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Congratulations of hatching the silkie chick.
     
  5. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  6. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and [​IMG] ! Don't hesitate to ask any questions you have, and enjoy your flock!
     
  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] That's wonderful your son has taken an interest in poultry. That's something he can continue to learn about and enjoy his entire life. I think kids taking care of animals teaches them a lot about life and some good work ethics.

    Nice to have you & your family join us, enjoy those birds!
     
  8. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Howdy! Good luck hatching all those eggs.
     
  10. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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