From ducks to clucks! - Day One at BYC :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eidsvik, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. eidsvik

    eidsvik New Egg

    Mar 11, 2016
    SW Washington, USA
    My wife and I have had ducks for the last 12 years and have really enjoyed them. Today we brought home our first 2 chicks, a pair of awkwardly adorable Barred Rock baby girls. I can tell already we're in for a remarkably different experience than with the ducks. The differences in personality between these two is remarkable. One is much more of an adventurer and the other much more inclined to just chill and cuddle. We're excited!


    First I'll be looking at coop plans. We have a nicely fenced yard that has kept the ducks protected well for a year now so they'll likely roam. Also will be looking for those that could comment on a duck/chicken environment and the whole pecking order thing. We could keep them separate but would rather not.

    BYC is a tremendous resource and I'm looking forward to digging in. Hello all! -Jason
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] There are some really good articles in the Learning Center on keeping chickens (and ducks) that may interest you. Coops plans, there are very many in the Coops section to give you ideas. Enjoy the site!
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Jason

    Glad you could join us here! Congrats on getting your chick adventures started :clap They sure are cute! Sumi has left you some great links to check out that will be of help to you.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new ventures and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Jason, cute chicks you have! I hope you enjoy them as much as you have the ducks.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. I don't know much about ducks but, they love to make a mess in water and chickens don't like being wet. Out ranging that would not be a problem. Male ducks will sometimes try to breed female chickens. Their anatomy does not jive and they can severely injure of kill a chicken trying to breed her.

    Any specific duck questions you have would be better answered on the "Duck thread." Just put that in the search box and it will pop up.
  7. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    Welcome to the forum!

    Your two baby chicks are adorable.
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Jason and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. All the best with your new chicks.


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