Ducks and chickens in NH

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DuckMamaNH, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. DuckMamaNH

    DuckMamaNH Chirping

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    Hi everyone, I'm looking forward to chatting with fellow chicken and duck lovers! I'm sure I'll be posting questions, and maybe answers too. We've had chickens in the past, and this time, we are adding ducks to the mix. We do have some experience with ducks--we raised wild Mallard ducklings this Summer, that are now back in the great outdoors--but there are still many unknowns with domestic ducks.

    We decided to start with our ducks right away and chickens in the Spring. We have 2 Welsh Harlequins who are five weeks old, plus 2 Runners and 1 Khaki Campbell who are two weeks old. The Welsh Harlequins are male and female, so we're looking forward to baby ducklings in the Spring, as well as eggs to eat.

    Talk to you all soon.
     
  2. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  4. ChickenFootRnch

    ChickenFootRnch In the Brooder

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    Welcome aboard!! I have a male and female Pekin, the kids want more breeds. Dont know about that.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  6. Hey! Welcome! I have 2 Khaki Campbell eggs in the bator due to hatch the 31st! I'm new to this too so, I'm gonna have more questions than answers, but just thought I'd say hello![​IMG]
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, DuckMamaNH, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! I love ducks as well. Good luck on your spring hatch and have fun on BYC!!
     
  8. weimarmama

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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  10. DuckMamaNH

    DuckMamaNH Chirping

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    Thank you to everyone who has welcomed me to the "flock"! [​IMG] It's nice to have a place to chat with other duck-lovers.

    To be honest, it never even occurred to me to have domestic ducks as egg-layers until this past summer. I'm glad that the Mallards came into our lives and broke us in for duck-raising. I love all birds, but have always had a soft spot for ducks (is it the bill? the waddle? the webbed feet?) and am so happy that they are now a part of our household. Our two Welshies share my birthday...how ironic...definitely one of the best birthday presents ever.
     

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