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I love your pictures! I'm going to print one off for my daughter's room tomorrow :-) Have a wonderful night, and thank you.

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post #12 of 15
It's because chickens are dumb. Roosters are dumb and bi-polar. I had chickens for years not even giving ducks a thought for egg production. I don't like killing birds but I enjoyed killing the criminal Roosters! I had one rooster that killed a couple hens then turned on me...twirly bird his neck no more problems. Sorry for the rant but I hate roosters!!

Ditch your chickens and get a flock of ducks! You'll have less headaches!
Edited by BarrerasDucks - 4/2/16 at 7:51am
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I understand, but my husband won't eat duck eggs unless they're used for baking, I personally LOVE them for breakfast though ;-) I sell some of  the eggs from both my chickens and duck to pay for their pellets/scratch. I think though the rooster isn't the culprit, no one had issues yesterday or today outside of pens, and new duck enclosure is working great! I'm still watching everyone like a hawk though, just to be sure.

 

Got my hardware cloth up today! I feel better, last night I kept looking out the window to see if motion lights tripped on. Hoping one year to get a real barn, but until then...

 

Thank you so much 

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I understand, but my husband won't eat duck eggs unless they're used for baking, I personally LOVE them for breakfast though ;-) I sell some of  the eggs from both my chickens and duck to pay for their pellets/scratch. I think though the rooster isn't the culprit, no one had issues yesterday or today outside of pens, and new duck enclosure is working great! I'm still watching everyone like a hawk though, just to be sure.

 

Got my hardware cloth up today! I feel better, last night I kept looking out the window to see if motion lights tripped on. Hoping one year to get a real barn, but until then...

 

Thank you so much 

My dream is to have a barn one day..

 

I'm glad you got the hardware cloth up. We can never let down our guard when it comes to our animals but having the hardware cloth can sure help. 

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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Absolutely! My hubby's been working towards it, but it takes time, and a new roof on the house sucks barn money right up. Everyone seems really happy with the new arrangements, and the ducks go in their new home no problem now. I still have modifying to do, but that never ends lol

 

I LOVE checking out all the awesome ideas on this site of other people's pens/feeders/coops/etc! Never stop improving, but it makes me feel good to watch them explore the new item, or in this case reinforced fencing.

 

Thank you again

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