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As if our family was't big enough, now we have chickens and ducks

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Hi my name is Paul, I live in Holly, MI. I am married with count them, 9 kids. Only six still at home. they range from 6-20 in age. No they are not all mine biologically. I had 4, my wife had 3' then the mother of my oldest daughter lost her other 2 kids to the state. In order to keep the siblings together we adopted them. We also have 3 large dogs.

 

 This year around Easter my wife got the impulsive idea to get chickens. (I wanted the Ducks) so we got 8 chicks and 2 ducks from this family farm and home store in Fenton the next town over from us. 2 weeks later while buying some materials for the coop and run I was building she decided to get 2 more. For those keeping count that is 10 chicks and 2 ducks total. (although we lost one of the original 8 so we are down to 9 chicks)

 

 

Snowball

 

Rosetta (Probably spelled that wrong)

 

Shadow

 

Junior

 

Angel

 

Ruffles

 

Red

 

Rosey

 

Quackers

 

Daisy or Donald (depends on if it male or female)

 

Shadow (left) Feathers (right)

 

the coop and run I built

 

 

 

 

 

Ducks even have a pond

 

the first 8 and the ducks when we first brought them home

 

 

 

 

if anyone can tel me what breed of ducks we got it would be great. I think the darker one is a rouen and the lighter a kc, or they could be mixed, or possible even a different breed all together. thank you for your time. hopefully I can make some new friends here.

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Hi Paul and :welcome - great to have you onboard with us. Many thanks for the introduction and the pics! We are a friendly bunch, so making friends here is very easy! For the duck IDs, I'd suggesting posting your pics on the "duck" forum, and for the chicks (should you wish), post on the "what breed or gender is this" forum.

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 
 
 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
 
All the best
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Hi Paul, nice to meet you.       You can always post clear photos of your birds at "what breed or gender is this."     For ducks  post on the "Duck thread."  I think your brown one is a Khaki Campbell  - only because a lot of duck people have been coming through this forum during the week. Color looks familiar.  

 

I believe your BR Shadow is cockerel due to his wider white areas and grayish barring, yellow feet.  Ruffles may also be a male because of red coloring coming in over the wings ( a strongly male trait).  

 

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Welcome to BYC :frow You have a lovely little flock there! If you post pics of your ducks in the ducks section, the members there will help you identify their breed(s) and genders:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

 

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

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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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