Chicken and Duck-less member :(

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChicagoDucks21, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. ChicagoDucks21

    ChicagoDucks21 New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Dec 30, 2015
    Hello All!

    Right now, I am duck and chicken-less. But this will change!! I live in the Chicagoland area, so I am planning to get Ducks this spring! I'm thinking Muscovys, Rouen, Cayuga, and/or Mallards.

    Bye!! [​IMG]
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

    3,522
    1,399
    296
    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    First.[​IMG]


    Just a suggestion. If you are going to have ducks, highly suggest you provide them with swimming opportunity. Main reason I don't have ducks. Would luv to have them though.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,165
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock.I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but definitely post on our Duck section in Other Backyard Poultry under the Forum at the top of the page and take advantage of our duck experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    31,696
    24,725
    736
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to byc - good luck with your ducks.

    Ct
     
  5. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

    38,532
    22,684
    786
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    [​IMG]

    I hope you get your ducks! I'm getting 10 of them in April: Khaki Campbell, Blue Indian Runners, Blue Swedish, Cayuga, Pekin, Buff, Welsh Harlequin, and a white hybrid. I couldn't decide between all the lovely breeds so am going for the variety pack, lol.

    There have been some great breed focus threads done on ducks you might enjoy. Here's a list of them along with links so you can find them:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1024526/duck-breed-focus-project

    [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,831
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    85,591
    16,805
    866
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I had no idea Chicago, also allowed ducks. I wonder if they are harder to keep on your property than chickens. Good luck with your future flock
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by