Greetings from West Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WannaBeHillBilly, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Hi everybody,

    have some spare time today, so after being a BYC member for three months, it is time to introduce myself.

    I don't have any chickens - yet, i have five Indian Runner ducks. My duck-adventure started in late June (2018) at the local farm-store here in Charleston where my wife discovered six fluffy yellow ducklings and started to enthuse about duck-eggs. Next thing i know, i was in our yard assembling a chicken-cube with run...
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    The little duckies grew, were fun to watch and everyone was happy until the second last weekend in August when our little one died from hypothermia during a sudden cold snap. Just two weeks later on the Labor Day weekend one of the remaining five ducks suddenly went lame - so i joined BYC to seek help and connected to a lot of nice and helpful people.
    Thank you very much all again for helping me and »Limpy«!
    He still is limping around but so far he is doing fine. This is the whole gang yesterday out in the first snow:
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    From left to right: Limpy, Katharina (front), Curiosity, Donald and NoName Duck.

    Happy to be here, already met nice people and here to stay!
     
  2. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!:welcome We are glad you joined the flock! BYC is a helpful site providing all of the information you need to know about poultry! There is always space for more members on the BYC roost!:highfive: You have beautiful ducks. Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
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  3. Haydog03

    Haydog03 Crowing

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    Awesome! And welcome to BYC :welcome! I love your duckies, they’re beautiful! I agree with your statement about nice people, as I’ve not met a single rude person, yet! Glad Limpy is doing good! Hope to see you around the forums again! :frow
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Wow, love your runner ducks. Did/does Limpy have a niacin deficiency?
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    forgot my manners. Welcome to Backyard Chickens, so glad you joined the flock :ya
     
  6. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    To this day we have no idea what happened to Limpy: He was out with the others enjoying the new duck-pool, five minutes later his right leg was limp. It could have been a poisonous caterpillar or botulism we don't know. But the treatment has helped to restore his health to 90% ans he is enjoying his life. That's important!
     
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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Thanks for joining us! :woot
     
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  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock!
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  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
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  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Nice to meet you.
     
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