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Hello Everyone! New backyard flock in OH

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dessence, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Dessence

    Dessence In the Brooder

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    I have been reading this forum regularly for the past few months, and everyone seems pretty knowledgable. My name is David and 3 months ago I started my flock with 5 day old baby chicks, 2 muscovy, and 1 rouen duckling. I purchased 5 more day old baby chicks 3 weeks later. I would like to believe i am learning to identify the many different breeds my wife and I hand picked, but for the life of me i cannot seem to determine hens from roosters. That or mine are not yet old enough to show the definitive telltale signs. I vent sexed my ducks at 3 weeks of age, but visibally they look the same to me too lol.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome back to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    You post pics of your birds in our What Breed and Gender section to help you determine who is going to crow and who is going to lay an egg....https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Enjoy this wonderful adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. I'm a chicken person and don't know a lot about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. If you need to, you can post on our duck section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks, and our experts there should be able to help you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chicks do you have?
     
  4. Dessence

    Dessence In the Brooder

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    Thank you very much!
     
  5. Dessence

    Dessence In the Brooder

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    Thank you I have several varieties of chickens lol, but I do still have at least 2 of the same type that I am not sure of.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    If you want to get them identified, post them on our What Breed or Gender is This? section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this. Good luck with your chicks.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    you could post pictures on here too, and we'll see if we can figure them out.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and are here to help.
     

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