The Squawk Box Residents

By fifenashia, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: May 30, 2012 | |
  1. fifenashia
    MY BROOD

    My first flock was started April 2010 and it consisted of a Rhode Island Red, Golden Comet, Easter Egger and Mallard Duckling.
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    The First year was filled with ups and downs and LOTS of learning experiences!!
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    We had some growing pains, especially since they grew faster than the coop was being built! They took over my spare bedroom and it has never been the same since.
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    But they are good girls and before long they had grown into BEAUTIFUL hens and moved out onto their own.
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    Then tragedy struck and we lost 2 of our beloved darlings! The Duck was injured but she pulled through and we found ourselves needing to get new hens before we were ready. I didn't want Red to be alone, she needed more hens! And Ducky has always needed a buddy in my opinion.
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    So off we went to Southern States where we collected 2 new Golden Comets
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    And a new Khaki Campbell duckling!
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    SOOOOO CUTE!!!

    They grew up and moved out with some difficulty. Integrating flocks is devastatingly hard work so I am pretty sure we are closing up now and not taking anymore!
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    They are quite the pretty hens though and although they don't replace our lost babies, they are still entertaining!


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    Then we had a phone call from a neighbor whose entire flock save one was decimated. I was torn but eventually gave in and brought home "Hobo", after a 30 day quarantine she was good to go and seemed to integrate easier although I wonder if she really is part of the group as she tends to be a loner.Tragedy struck yet again as Icame home and found my beloved male Khaki Campbell Duck dead in the duck pool!!!!!!

    So a few weeks ago, a friend had a baby pekin duckling that needed a home and of course I said YES! I am a sucker for punishment after all. Here she is the newest darling! PEEPERS!

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