Hello BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CayugaRunner, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. CayugaRunner

    CayugaRunner Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2016
    I have been toying with the idea of a backyard flock for sometime, I started researching chickens and just KNEW I wanted them....

    Well as it turns out, I decided I didn't want chickens after watching my neighbors and their 30 tiny chickens.

    I started researching what would be good for me, and my backyard homestead.
    We have decided over the past few years to grow or raise most of what we can eat, started garden boxes, already producing tomatoes this year. our fruit trees, and I grow and hybridize my own daylilies.
    We live in a small town north of Dallas, Texas so our weather is really nice most of the year and hot the rest of the year.

    After much research, debate, and figuring out what we need to change in our back yard, We decided on ducks.

    So my new flock will arrive on May the 25th at my post office.
    I will have 5 Indian Runner ducks, 1 Black, 2 Chocolate, and 2 Blue.
    I will also be getting 4 Cayuga ducks in the same delivery as well.

    They will mainly be yard birds placed in a protective pen at night, but have the run of the yard in the day time.

    I am excited at becoming a new duck parent. I look forward to the hurdles and learning curves.

    the last time that I had ducks they were my grandmothers and they just kind of took up residence on her property then she started collecting and incubating eggs herself making some of them more people friendly. She had mallards, pekins, muscoveys, and some very large white ones that, looking back on it now, had to be geese.

    This will be a a great joy for me and also a challenge, But I love growing and nurturing things, Plants and animals alike.

    Thank you, Will from TX
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Will and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    The "duck" forum will likely be most useful to you.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I grow and hybridize streptocarpus (houseplants) so I have blooms during the winter and don't have to be out during the sweaty, sunburning summer
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. CayugaRunner

    CayugaRunner Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2016
    Thanks to all of you!

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