First time raising chicks and ducks!


In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 9, 2014
My name is Erica, I live in southern Michigan. We got our first chickens and ducklings this year and we are so excited! I have a lot of animal experience but this is my first adventure with birds. Previously a wildlife rehabber (specialized in squirrels, opossums, and raccoons...all the things you don't want around your chickens haha) I went to school to be a vet tech but never took final exams. I'm a stay at home mom/animal caretaker now instead :) we currently have in our brooders 4 buff Orpington, 6 light brahma, 4 black australorps, 1 silver laced polish and 3 cayuga ducklings, 1 welsh harlequin.

We have horses, dogs, and cats as well.

Looking forward to learning more and hopefully making some forum friends here!




BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Mar 21, 2011
New Mexico, USA
My Coop
My Coop

Welcome to BYC!

Your chicks are adorable! if you have any questions, that is what we are here for. Sumi has left you with the link to our learning center. Lots of great articles on raising your new flock.

Enjoy all your poultry adventures and welcome to our flock!

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