Greetings from NJ!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 2Gr8Pyrs, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. 2Gr8Pyrs

    2Gr8Pyrs Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I've lurked here for a while, but finally decided to take the plunge and register so I can post.

    We moved out to rural northwest NJ two years ago, and I've had plans since the beginning to get some feathered friends. I've always wanted ducks and geese, and last year decided that I wanted fresh eggs so I decided to get some chickens!

    I just got my first "babies" at TSC last week: 7 rouen/mallard ducklings. I confess it was an impulse --but they are just the cutest things in the world!

    My hubby promised to build them a nice coop, and now he needs to build a duck house as well!

    I have my chickies on order from McMurray, due to arrive early next week!
    I'm so excited! But there is still a ton left to do!

    The ducklings explored a patch of grass for a few minutes yesterday afternoon, and it was funny to watch them freeze and sink into the grass when a plane flew overhead. Amazing instincts!

    These forums are a great resource --I'm sure I'll have a ton of questions as I try to figure out my little poultry operation! ;-)

    Thanks!
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  4. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

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    [​IMG] Glad you decided to join us!
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hi and [​IMG] from South Carolina!

    Aren't duckies wonderful? Wait till you get the chicks! [​IMG]
     
  6. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from out west
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  7. 2Gr8Pyrs

    2Gr8Pyrs Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:The duckies really are the best! [​IMG] Vastly entertaining! And, oh, how they love their water! As prepared as I was, I was still shocked at how incredibly messy they are!

    When I go in to see them I call out duckduckduck! and they stand up real tall and run across their brooder towards me, peeping --very cute!

    Can't wait to get my chickies! Next week I'll have my little peepers! I think they'll be the model of cleanliness by comparison! [​IMG]
     
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida.
     
  9. cochinlvr

    cochinlvr Out Of The Brooder

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    ....from Jackson, NJ!
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009
  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
     

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