Thank you for welcoming me aboard BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kimbristow, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Kimbristow

    Kimbristow Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2015
    Hi, I'm Kim, for the past 15 year I have had a love of chickens, especially Silkies and I just can't stop finding more out about them day by day. At present I have about 80 pet birds who make sure I get up good and early each morning. My flock is a real mish mash of Pekins, Silkies, Redrock hens (we tend to buy the egg layers when they are 2 or 3 years old), Favels, a few other breeds of egg layers, a couple of Frizzles and a few crosses and a day early chick sitting in the incubator waiting for his friends to pop out of their shells to say hello.
    About 5 years ago I had some questions I couldn't find the answer to in any of my books, so I went on line and found BYC who answered all of them and I still pop back now and again when I'm in need of more answers.
    My whole family has a love of animals and over the years we have rescued 30 dogs and 30 cats from Spain and brought them to live with us in Ireland, their numbers are down to 16 dogs and 10 cats, 7 Ferrets.
    I have been with Ian my husband and best friend for 17 years and have a daughter Chloe (aged 23) and a son Kieran (aged 15). Due to work Chloe lives away, Ian, myself and Kieran live in Co. Wexford on an acre, surrounded by wonderful Irish countryside.
    I'm now off to find out if too high humidity is a probelm.
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like you have a busy acre! Good luck with the hatch!
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the flock, Kim, it is nice to meet you.
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  4. Kimbristow

    Kimbristow Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2015
    My Brinsea 20 died last year, so I bought JANOEL8-48, I'm doing a trial hatch to see how things go, my fingers are crossed for a hatch of 8 out of 14 eggs that I started with, day 21 is tomorrow, one chick hatched this morning, which has never happened before, I shall leave him in the incubator for 24 hours to entourage the others to hatch.

    Can I leave him in the incubator for longer than 24 hours if the other chicks start to hatch tomorrow ?
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Hello Kim, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    I hope the hatch goes well! It would probably be fine to leave the chick in for longer than 24 hours.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Glad you joined us, Kim![​IMG]

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