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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dandelion007, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    I just joined and thought I'd say hi to all. I have 28 chickens, 3 ducks and a pair of wood ducks. Earlier this year, I brought a hatchery surprise so I'm trying to figure out what some of my chickens are. I had planned on selling the extras however that is proving to be harder than first thought. They are too interesting. I just put my pairs in separate pens today. I'm planing on incubating chicks from them in about a month. The pairs I have are Silver Spangled Hamburg, Buttercup, Cochin, Rhode Island Red and an unidentified pair I'm suspecting is either Old English or Cubalaya. These reason I'm unsure is because I have some peckers and their tailfeathers are gone. [​IMG] I have the culprits detained however and they are not enjoying chicken jail in the least. I have other rare pullets but without the roosters. My favorite is the Mottled Houdan pullet closely followed by the Cuckoo Murans. The Wood Ducks are really interesting but since this is a chicken site I'll refrain from duck talk.

    I believe next year will be an interesting year with the chickens...

  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Hi and [​IMG] Sounds like you have a nice flock started there! Oh, and we " do duck talk" LOL Many of us have ducks.
  4. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
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  5. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Welcome aboard! I love mixed flocks, and it sure sounds like you have an interesting bunch of birds.

    There is a Waterfowl Forum here for "duck talk". I just got 2 ducks myself, and I think they're cool. [​IMG]
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    If you post some pictures of your "unidentified" chickens, we can help you figure out what they are.

    Duck talk is allowed on BYC, like others have said. (People talk about all kinds of birds and animals here; there are different areas for those discussions). The Wood Ducks sound really interesting! I know they nest in holes in trees in the wild. What do you do for them in captivity? Will they use a sort of nest box like the chickens?
  7. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Welcome, you are new, many here talk duck! It is always best to talk duck with pictures;)! What an assortment; I see many coops in your future, and a couple incubators. No charge for the psychic reading. LOL

  8. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Please do post some photos of the unidentified birds. Even without tails, I can spot a cubalaya or cubalaya mix. [​IMG]
  9. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    [​IMG] Sounds like a very nice flock you have.
    We'd love to see pictures!
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