Crazy for Chickens and Ducks!

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

  1. binabear

    binabear Hatching

    Aug 7, 2016
    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

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas, Sabrina, and :welcome! Great to have you with us! Enjoy your chickens and ducks! :weee
  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    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

    Jan 30, 2015
    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
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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.

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

    cukuriku Chirping

    Jul 18, 2016
    Welcome [​IMG], much success with your flock!

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