First flock - ducklings and chicks


Mar 4, 2018
New England
So we have 3 barred rock pullets, 3 ri red pullets, 3 st run yellow chicks.

We also had 2 snowy mallards, but lost one so we ended up with 6 khaki ducklings from TSC, and lost one of those as well :(

9 chickens & 1 duckling are 3 weeks old and 5 ducklings are 2 weeks old.

This our first time raising a flock and plan to raise the birds for meat and eggs.


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Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

Here’s a link to the Articles section - There 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.

Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource -

You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread

Best wishes

Pork Pie
G’Day from down under Verge… :frow Welcome!

So very sorry to hear of your losses :( :hugs

I do 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.

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

Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining. Some down the bottom of the page and duck specific.

If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, 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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