East RIver - South Dakota

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by SouthDakotan, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. SouthDakotan

    SouthDakotan Chillin' With My Peeps


    I realize there are various threads that mention South Dakotans seeking other poultry rearing South Dakotans, but with our state being so stretched out and distance being an issue, I thought it might be nice if we established a regionally based thread for "West River" and "East River" South Dakotans.

    Outsiders may not understand, but the term is known by all South Dakotans, so I figure it should work to help divide up our BYC group and help us network!

    So calling ALL East-River Birders!

    West River Birders can find West River's thread here https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/643257/calling-all-west-river-south-dakotans
  2. SouthDakotaBrood

    SouthDakotaBrood New Egg

    Dec 10, 2011
    I'm East River. And a Newbie. :)
  3. SouthDakotan

    SouthDakotan Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not much "older" than you on BYC. I'm still getting used to the format. I know Facebook system better. But I'm learning.
  4. SouthDakotan

    SouthDakotan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Notice to anyone in eastern South Dakota (or elsewhere willing to travel to eastern South Dakota). A breeder in East River (not me, but someone I know) said she wants to cull her excess drake (duck) population. She has some Silver Appleyards, Alyesbury, Muscovies, Rouen and Saxony drakes she is looking at selling.

    She is asking $5 for the smaller breeds and $6 for the large breeds.

    She also sells pairs for breeding purposes.

    I am able to provide her contact details for anyone interested.
  5. NancyWicker

    NancyWicker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2012
    I'm in East River too! Currently poultry-deprived but working on that! ;)
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
  6. SouthDakotan

    SouthDakotan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello Nancy, what part are you in? DId I read something saying you were in Wessington Springs? Or was that someone else?
  7. NancyWicker

    NancyWicker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2012
    That's me! I have a tiny little slice of heaven here in Wessington Springs :)
  8. SouthDakotan

    SouthDakotan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wessington Springs is such a little treasure nestled off the beatin path! You are lucky to be in such a jewel of a community. So you are getting back into poultry? Or new to the venture completely?

    I am "getting back into it" sorta. I reduced my numbers of birds to just two ducks last winter so as to remodel the coop. Gave my young (1yr old) hens to a young family that's daughter was wanting to have a small flock. They were in their prime, so I wanted them to go to a good home who'd appreciate them.

    But now I'm re-booting! I have gotten a fabulous galvanized nest box that mounts on a wall, that houses 12 hens in individual nest boxes! And I am to be getting a group of 30 "ole hens" from a farm wife down by Madison who is replacing her hens with new pullets. I will be keeping about half the flock and the other half is going to a gal in Estelline.

    Additionally, I have about 8 pigeons coming and 10 young day-old chicks; 6 ducklings, and 15 or so ducks. The ducks and pigeons are full grown. The ducks are coming from a farm wife over by Alexandria, SD. The pigeons are King Pigeons and are coming from California. The Ducklings & chicks are coming from Ideal Hatchery. So by the end of April I will have 25 ducks, 20+ chickens, 8 pigeons, 2 cockatiels and 2 Zebra finches!

    That doesn't include my love of gardening so it could get quite busy this summer!
  9. SouthDakotan

    SouthDakotan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thought I'd share pics of my newest arrivals. I bought the muscovies from Kay Determan over by Alexandria. Her son delivered them to me, since he is attending SDSU. So I didn't have to deal with shipping. They are year old muscovies and are in such wonderful health. Far cry from my noisey Black Swedish Duck hen & my Mallard hen! They are noisey but these two muscovies are quiet as a mouse! The problem with flight isn't an issue for me, since I house them in a chicken tractor, so they can graze but not fly out and roost.

  10. Magpie31

    Magpie31 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 20, 2011
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Hello everyone!

    I'm in Sioux Falls, and I will be starting the chicken adventure at the end of May. We will start building our coop next week, and I am so excited!

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