Trader joes hatchlings!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by new2chicks0326, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. new2chicks0326

    new2chicks0326 New Egg

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    Hello. For my daughters science project we bought 2 dozen Trader Joes fertile chicken eggs and 14 hatched in our incubator!! I've never had chickens before! I was hoping for 1 or 2!! 14 is kind of a lot! I've been reading like crazy everything chickens! I have no clue what type they could be. I got some really good tips on what to keep them in until they're big enough to go outside. I'm excited to see how it turns out!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your hatch.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your 14 new babies :celebrate Incubating and hatching is such a fantastic experience, something I enjoy very much in fact probably too much! It can get very addictive. Here is a nice section of the learning centre if you have not already checked it out https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    Has some great articles on raising chicks with lots of info and tips.

    Once your chicks are a little older you could post some pics in the what breed gender section of the forum for help on identifying your babies https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Good luck with your new chicks, enjoy them as they grow very fast!
    Hope you enjoy BYC, I am sure you will :frow
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Good Job [​IMG] you must be really good at hatching. Do the chicks all look alike?
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and congrats on the new additions to your family. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    x2 on Yorkshire Coops suggestion to post pictures for help in identifying the breed(s).

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    It sounds like it was a good hatch! Good luck with the chicks.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  9. 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.

    Yorkshire Coop has given you great info. Congrats on the hatch!![​IMG]
     
  10. new2chicks0326

    new2chicks0326 New Egg

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    Thank you everyone for you comments and help!!! They mostly look alike but some have black markings. I'm not sure where Trader Joes gets their fertile chicken eggs from. I will definitely post pictures when they are bigger to get opinions on the breed & gender. Thanks again! [​IMG]
     

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