First Time Chicken Owner - Indiana

mdnees

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 16, 2012
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Reelsville, Indiana
Hey Everybody! My name is Megan and I'm from Reelsville, Indiana. I joined BYC awhile ago as a way to get ideas and information on everything related to owning and caring for chickens. Well I am now a proud "Mommy" to 4 Barred Rocks, 4 RIR, and 3 Pekin ducks. They are about 6 weeks old now and as we put the finishing touches on the coop, I get more and more excited for this new journey we're taking. The site is almost overwhelming with as much information is on here - it's hard to know where to begin... I thought this would be the right place!
 

Puddin Fluff

Crowing
7 Years
Mar 30, 2012
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River Valley, AR
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You are right that the site can be overwhelming. I find it easiest to do a search on a topic and see if there is a current thread running about it before I jump in and start a new one. Good luck with your new babies.
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redsoxs

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 17, 2011
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North Central Kansas
Greetings from Kansas, Megan, and
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! Pleased you joined us! You'll get the hang of BYC before too long! One bit of advice - ducks and chickens perhaps should be separated when they grow up - if you have drakes and they attempt top breed the hen chickens, real damage can occur to the hens. Best of luck to you and your poultry plans!
 

mdnees

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 16, 2012
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Reelsville, Indiana
Greetings from Kansas, Megan, and
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! Pleased you joined us! You'll get the hang of BYC before too long! One bit of advice - ducks and chickens perhaps should be separated when they grow up - if you have drakes and they attempt top breed the hen chickens, real damage can occur to the hens. Best of luck to you and your poultry plans!

Thanks for the advice! The ducks and chickens are separated now and will have separate coops once they're moved outside. They will share a run but will take turns free ranging. I'm only interested in females right now for eggs. I'm pretty sure I have one female Pekin because she is LOUD!! The other two kind of squeak right now so I'm not sure if that's a sign for a drake or maybe they just haven't got their 'quack' yet. Time will tell I guess - Been looking for the drake feather
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Thanks again for your warm welcome!
 

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