I have been toying with the idea of a backyard flock for sometime, I started researching chickens and just KNEW I wanted them....
Well as it turns out, I decided I didn't want chickens after watching my neighbors and their 30 tiny chickens.
I started researching what would be good for me, and my backyard homestead.
We have decided over the past few years to grow or raise most of what we can eat, started garden boxes, already producing tomatoes this year. our fruit trees, and I grow and hybridize my own daylilies.
We live in a small town north of Dallas, Texas so our weather is really nice most of the year and hot the rest of the year.
After much research, debate, and figuring out what we need to change in our back yard, We decided on ducks.
So my new flock will arrive on May the 25th at my post office.
I will have 5 Indian Runner ducks, 1 Black, 2 Chocolate, and 2 Blue.
I will also be getting 4 Cayuga ducks in the same delivery as well.
They will mainly be yard birds placed in a protective pen at night, but have the run of the yard in the day time.
I am excited at becoming a new duck parent. I look forward to the hurdles and learning curves.
the last time that I had ducks they were my grandmothers and they just kind of took up residence on her property then she started collecting and incubating eggs herself making some of them more people friendly. She had mallards, pekins, muscoveys, and some very large white ones that, looking back on it now, had to be geese.
This will be a a great joy for me and also a challenge, But I love growing and nurturing things, Plants and animals alike.
Thank you, Will from TX