BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › New to byc and chickens
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New to byc and chickens

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
The gf and myself decided to get chickens this year so in the beginning of February I got 6 black sex links, 4 Isa browns, 2 batams and one duck. After about a month and a half of them being inside we decided to get started on our coop.. that's where I found this forum! So here's what we got so far. it's a 10x20 run with a coop nesting area I got from tractor supply. I will be building a better coop nesting area once I get more chickens. I've added 2 black astralorps to my flock of birds but they are still feathering out. Here's pictures of them with the rest of my birds in the outside grow out area
Thanks for looking I'll post with all my progress! I'll also be posting once I buy more chickens like the buckeye!
post #2 of 9

Welcome to BYC.  If your duckling turns out to be a drake, you may want to get a mate for him so that he does not start breeding the chicken hens.

Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.
Reply
Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.
Reply
post #3 of 9

Sourland is  right.   Ducks have a much different anatomy than chickens.  A drake can kill a chicken hen trying to breed her.

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #4 of 9

:welcome

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Reply

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Reply
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
That's what I have read, I'm definitely keeping an eye out.
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
And from everything I've read on how to sex the pekin duck, mines a female. (I think and hope)

That's hotsauce the duck. I'm working on getting the duck area put together so even if it's a male it will be separated from the chickens
post #7 of 9

Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us.

All the best

CT

"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
Reply
"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
Reply
post #8 of 9

:welcome

 

Thanks for joining us!

Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

Reply

Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

Reply
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Just added 3 more to my flock today. Black jersey giants
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Member Introductions
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › New to byc and chickens