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My wife and I have had ducks for the last 12 years and have really enjoyed them.  Today we brought home our first 2 chicks, a pair of awkwardly adorable Barred Rock baby girls.  I can tell already we're in for a remarkably different experience than with the ducks. The differences in personality between these two is remarkable.  One is much more of an adventurer and the other much more inclined to just chill and cuddle. We're excited!

 

 

First I'll be looking at coop plans.  We have a nicely fenced yard that has kept the ducks protected well for a year now so they'll likely roam.  Also will be looking for those that could comment on a duck/chicken environment and the whole pecking order thing.  We could keep them separate but would rather not.

 

BYC is a tremendous resource and I'm looking forward to digging in.  Hello all!   -Jason

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Welcome to BYC :frow There are some really good articles in the Learning Center on keeping chickens (and ducks) that may interest you. Coops plans, there are very many in the Coops section to give you ideas. Enjoy the site!

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif Jason

Glad you could join us here! Congrats on getting your chick adventures started clap.gif They sure are cute! Sumi has left you some great links to check out that will be of help to you.

Wishing you the very best of luck with your new ventures and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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:welcome

 

Hi Jason, cute chicks you have! I hope you enjoy them as much as you have the ducks.

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.   I don't know much about ducks  but,  they love to make a mess in water and chickens don't like being wet.  Out ranging that would not be a problem.  Male ducks will sometimes try to breed female chickens. Their anatomy  does not jive and they can severely injure of kill a chicken trying to breed her.

 

Any specific duck questions you have would be better answered on the "Duck thread."  Just put that in the search box and it will pop up.

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Welcome to the forum!

Your two baby chicks are adorable.
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My Flock: (2) Dark Brahmas, (1) Black Australorp, (2) Golden Sebrights, (1) Old English Game Bantam, (3) Old English Game/Golden Sebright Crosses, (3) Easter Eggers

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Hi Jason and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. All the best with your new chicks.

 

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