Hello all!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Trisseh, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. Trisseh

    Trisseh In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2019
    Hi everyone! I’m new to BYC (for posting that is) but I’ve been perusing the boards here since I started planning my duck flock.

    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I’ve never had chickens, helped with friends and neighbours birds and didn’t want chooks myself. Ducks, on the other hand have always fascinated me and I’ve recently found myself in the position to obtain some of my own. :p

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    None. Lol. But I have 4 ducklings and a gosling.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    2 silver appleyards (a duck and a drake), 2 crested Swedish, one of which I think is classic blue and the other looks to be a silver, and a Toulouse gosling.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    How snuggly these guys are! The drake is 100% a pet, he sleeps in my arms when I pick him up and comes running when I walk in their pen.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I work at a large animal vet clinic, and love it. I also enjoy spending time with my other critters (a horse, a Holstein steer, a dog, and 2 cats) and my “borrowed” cow herd that stays for the summer.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    See above. Lol.
    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community?

    I’ve been reading posts on this forum since my decision in March to obtain my own birds. I love seeing the pictures of everyone else’s flocks and the interesting stories from multiple areas (and countries!)

    Nice to meet y’all and looking forward to being a part of this community. :)
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
  4. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

    Jan 4, 2019
    NE USA
    Welcome to this awesome forum! I own 6 chickens and 2 betta fish!

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    This is Kiwi on her first walk!
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  6. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
  7. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

    Nov 5, 2018
    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us!
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your ducks!
  9. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

    Jul 23, 2018
    Edgewood, KY
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Good Luck with Ducks.​
  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My Coop
    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here! Congrats on getting your ducklings and gosling :thumbsup

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