Another new Aussie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LordCluckington, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. LordCluckington

    LordCluckington Out Of The Brooder

    Just joined today but have been using the site for information for the last few months. I've had chickens on my mind for many years as a form of pest control, fertiliser and eggs in my small permaculture suburban garden but needed to solve a number of problems in how to care for them whilst I travel, which I do regularly for up to a week at a time.
    Needless to say I have now solved all the problems and am the proud owner of two Belgian D'Uccle which I have only had for a week but have just started free ranging in my courtyard orchard. I have also built a pretty special chicken tractor based on a lot of ideas from this site and a few ideas of my own.
    I hope to get some information on Belgian D' Uccle and perhaps some other breeds whilst sharing some of my ideas.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] There are some excellent threads on the different breeds in the Breeds, Genetics, & Showing section. Enjoy!
     
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Hi LordCluckington (Love the name). Here is a link to the Aussie Thread that i use, i know there is another one but it's been very quiet for a while, here you can get information that is local as this is an American site with a lot of American member's.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...d-that-funny-little-island/1310#post_10101045
    I put you on the last page so you can jump straight in.

    All that i know of D'uccles is that they are great lookers but poor layers, but i suppose they are fine if you only have 1 person eating them.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, Lord Cluckington, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Love the username! Best of luck to you and your birds!
     
  5. Sally8

    Sally8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from New York State. Be sure to download pictures for all of us to see. Glad you joined us. Sue
     
  6. thehappyeggs

    thehappyeggs New Egg

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    Greetings Cluckton! I'm also a Melbournite and we got chickens after moving into a terrace house in South Melbourne 10 years ago. We are now in Brighton East and have 5 girls (Rhode Islanders) which provide an average of 4 eggs a day. Enough to keep our little family from having to buy store eggs.
    Good luck with the chicken raising, be mindful of foxes as we have had attacks here and also when we were living out at Burwood. As long as they are locked in safe at night, with no easy access to dig under the coop, you should be fine.
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  9. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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