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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cmelancon89, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. cmelancon89

    cmelancon89 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 1, 2017
    Hi from Louisiana. My parents had a range of animals growing up and I recently got chickens and a pair of ducks. I look forward to learning from all of you. My chickens are so spoiled. I just started letting one of my hens keep her eggs, so I'm hoping she will set. She has six eggs this morning. My duck laid an egg four days in a row and now nothing. Her previous owner said she laid an egg a day but would lay themy all over. I have searched and she has not laid an egg in 4 days. The ones she laid I put in her nest and she has very well covered them with hay but I never see her on the nest. Was thinking of putting them under my hen if she starts to set or going get an incubator. Any idea why she isn't laying? I may need to get a different food? Wow, thanks for reading all that. Didn't mean to be so long [​IMG]
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard!! As a relative newcomer to poultry, you might like to visit some of the following links. The Learning Center is a vast storehouse of useful articles running the full range of poultry keeping:
    For your duck questions, the Ducks Forum is patrolled by folks with a passion for quackers:
    With hatching questions, the folks in the Incubating and Hatching Forum are experts:
    And finally, if you'd like to speak with some of your in-state poultry keeping neighbors, locate the LA thread in this link:
    Best wishes to you and your poultry and thanks for joining BYC!!! [​IMG]
  3. cmelancon89

    cmelancon89 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 1, 2017
    Thanks for the reply! Can't wait to check out those links [​IMG]
  4. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Redsoxs has given you some very good links, hope they help.

    It's nice to have you here!
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on getting your chicken and duck adventures started :clap Redsoxs left you some fab links to check out and I'm sure you will find them most helpful.

    Good luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under cmelancon89 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some great links, I will just add that I hope you enjoy BYC. 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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. The folks on the Duck thread, would be able to give you better advice than I ever could. I don't know much about ducks at all.

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