Chickens, Guineas, Ducks, and Geese

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Doohinkey, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Doohinkey

    Doohinkey Chirping

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    Hi, I've been raising chickens and ducks for awhile now, about 10 years. I have a lot of different breeds, all mellow breeds. I have some silkies, just because I love them. My oldest one is a rooster named Silver, he's 8. He follows me around and burbles.

    I got my guineas and geese about 2 years ago. The geese are Toulouse, which are very large mellow geese. I have 3 geese and 4 ganders. I start all my babies in a bin in my office, so they are handled and socialized a lot before they join the flocks. I can still hug my 30 pound ganders.

    I just love watching my birds interact, and they are excited to see me and follow me around to get petted. The guineas are more skittish, even though they been raised with the chickens. I have still been able to pick one up occasionally and pet it. Love this site and reading about everyone's experiences with their birds.
     
  2. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC! That's quite a flock you have! Would love to see pictures!
     
  3. Doohinkey

    Doohinkey Chirping

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    I'll get pictures as soon as I'm able to. I don't have any way to take pictures right now.
     
  4. FortCluck

    FortCluck Free Ranging

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  5. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUN-omenal Community! :ya

    Best wishes and have Lots of FUN! :wee
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Raven steals the Sun

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Yes, poultry are such complex creatures. Intelligent, curious, affectionate. So fun to keep!

    Make yourself at home here and welcome to our community! :)
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Good morning, and welcome to activity here at BYC.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C thankful

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    :welcome

    Hi, it's nice to have you here...thanks for joining us!
     
  9. Doohinkey

    Doohinkey Chirping

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    Thank you all!!
     
  10. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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    We hope you stick around, and become an active poster. That is, a person that posts a lot. Not a big piece of paper that hangs on the wall. Watching us. :oops: Judging us.
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