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

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mcgyvr1234, May 12, 2016.

  1. mcgyvr1234

    mcgyvr1234 New Egg

    May 3, 2016
    Holly, MI
    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)


    Rosetta (Probably spelled that wrong)








    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.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Paul and [​IMG] - 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, 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 -

    All the best
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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).

    Others will be along to give you their views - Welcome to Backyard chickens, glad you joined the flock
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] 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:

    Enjoy the site!
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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