Greetings from a new duck mom!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wahoo7881, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. wahoo7881

    wahoo7881 New Egg

    Feb 14, 2017
    Hello everyone, I'm Jenny from Southeastern Ga. My husband is in the Navy and we are finishing out his Naval career over the next year and a half and looking forward to relocating to an area with a LOT more land. Right now I have 2 dogs, 2 potbelly pigs, a rabbit, tons of fish (koi pond and aquaponic pond setup) and as of yesterday 2 (I think) Pekin ducks! I recently had the joy of raising some chickens for a friend until they were old enough to go out into the coop at his house. My kids and I loved it and got attached to the little buggers. Yesterday my "no more animals" husband brought me home 2 baby ducks. I cried I was so excited. I lurked this board before the chickens and after getting them and it was a wealth of information for me. I decided to post and introduce myself because I have a feeling I'm going to have a ton of questions!!! I don't know how much different raising ducklings is from raising chicks and I love these two already. I'd also appreciate any tips on how to get them to bond to you. I had them outside yesterday while my husband set up the bin for them and heat lamp and all and they loved being in the grass but if one of my pigs made a noise they came running to me to hide under my chin because I was laying on my belly on the ground. <3

    Looking forward to chatting with everyone more soon! Here's a picture of me right after he handed me my babies. Excuse the crying face.

  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2016
    [​IMG]Great to have another poultry lover! They are cute!!
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Jenny they are adorable, and since they hid under your chin, that's bonding isn't it? You are the protective mama duck.
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  6. wahoo7881

    wahoo7881 New Egg

    Feb 14, 2017
    Thank you for the warm welcome everyone, and the extra links! Awww, that makes me feel good that them running to me means they see me as mama. I haven't had them 24 hours and I am head over heels. They're so funny when they stand and flap their nonexistant nubby little wings!
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    As you have already received some links to great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I 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 would like to share more 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 [​IMG]

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