Duck Momma Looking to Expand to Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cmanderson13, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. cmanderson13

    cmanderson13 In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2018

    The husband and I currently have a small duck family of 7 in SE Ohio. We started on a complete whim (it was the hubby's idea of a pet alternative to a dog and we wanted to start getting our own eggs) and bought 2 straight run Pekins that turned out to both be drakes. On an even greater whim we added 2 straight run Rouens and ended up with a pair (we've since lost the hen). Since we wanted eggs, we bit the bullet and ordered some sexed hens from Metzer and got 2 more Pekins and 2 Cayugas.

    We've been talking since shortly after we got the first ducks about getting some chickens as well but we didn't want to bite off more than we could chew at first. Now, we're seriously discussing it again but we want to be a little more prepared this time hence me joining this forum finally. It's been a great resource for me to pop in and look around when I needed a quick answer about something with our ducks but now I think I'll be looking for a lot more advice, especially about coops.
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs -

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. 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.

    Best wishes
    Pork Pie
  4. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    A very warm welcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
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  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  6. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

    Mar 22, 2016
    Mid Michigan
    Glad you're here! You'll find great information and wonderful people!
    Duck math has already bitten you SOOO....I forsee chicken math getting the better of you too :wee
    It all starts with 2.....:lau
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens :frow
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  8. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here! Make yourself at home and always feel free to ask questions.

    Thanks for joining us!
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under cmanderson…. :frow Welcome!

    I am pleased you delurked and hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your ducks or chickens when they arrive, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
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