Crazy for Chickens and Ducks!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by binabear, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. binabear

    binabear Hatching

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    Hello Everyone,
    My name is Sabrina. I have owned chickens and ducks for the past 4 years. I absolutely love them. I have always wanted to own small farm animals but never had the guts to just go and buy them. But one day in July four years ago. I made a decision to just follow my dream of having chickens. My kids thought I was crazy when I came home with a little cardboard box and 8 pullets. I was told that only 50% would survive by the feed employee. So I made sure to double up. Well he was wrong and I had 100% survival. Since then I have come across a few health issues with some of my birds and lost a few. I have also rescued several others and have incorporated ducks into my flock as well. I currently have 9 chickens and 8 ducks. They are so beautiful, and so fun to watch and care for. They are a part of my family. My oldest son will sometimes accuse the chickens and ducks of getting more attention. Since most of my children are adults. He might be right! I have self-educated myself on chicken and duck care. Always doing research, asking others for information and reading online. I've visited Backyard Chickens in the past but never signed up. But here I am now. I am glad to be here.
     
  2. Hi and welcome to BYC! Sounds like you have a cool flock. I've never heard of such a high mortality rate being normal, 50% is alot of chickens. Glad all of yours made it to adults :)
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Howdy from Kansas, Sabrina, and :welcome! Great to have you with us! Enjoy your chickens and ducks! :weee
     
  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi Sabrina, [​IMG]

    It sounds like you've done a great job caring for your chickens and ducks!

    Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi Sabrina and welcome to our community - glad that you have joined us. I hope that you enjoy being a member as much as the rest of us.

    Best wishes
    Ct
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Very nice to meet you Sabrina. Hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chirping

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    Welcome [​IMG], much success with your flock!
     

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