Hello everyone!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SniperGoose, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. SniperGoose

    SniperGoose Songster

    Apr 15, 2018
    Central Pennsylvania
    Hi all!
    So I'm not really new to BYC. I just realized today I completely neglected to post an introduction! I originally joined earlier this year when my goose, Sniper, was ill and I needed help trying to figure out what was wrong with her (she's doing great now though thanks to help I received on here!).

    I currently have 8 hens (5 speckled sussex, 3 black sexlink), as well as 2 Toulouse geese (a male and a female). I got my chickens around 4 years ago now, and raised them from babies. As for the geese, I bought them in May of 2017 when they were 6 days old. They're my pride and joy and I love them to death! :D I no longer free range them, after I lost a few hens to predators. So everyone is in a large outdoor enclosure a little larger than an acre. It has a stream running through it and has plenty of hiding places for everyone. And perches for my girls too of course!
    I'll also be adding 5 ducks to my flock this coming Sunday. A family members' friend wants rid of his ducks, so they asked us if we wanted them. I haven't had actual pet ducks in a good many years now, so I'm happy about it! I raised mallards for a good few years and at one point the population exploded to 67 ducks..lol. Some flew away with the wild ducks, and some stayed. We still have some come back to visit! So it's nice having them stop by from time to time.

    Honestly I'd love to have more additions to my flock too. I'll be like a crazy old cat lady, only with poultry! :lol:

    I'm so glad I found BYC too. This place has helped me out so so much, and I'm very grateful for that. Plus everyone is so much fun and very nice! It's nice to see other people having poultry as pets. I always got picked on in school for that. And I never really understood that, because they make very nice pets! Nothing is wrong with having them as pets as far as I can see. I guess if they never try it, they'll never know! Their loss.
    I think I originally found out about BYC a few years ago when I was googling something to do with chickens I believe. I don't recall what exactly, but a link to a forum post popped up. I wish I would have joined sooner though! But I'm here now at least! :)
  2. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

    Dec 12, 2013
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    Nice intro, glad you're here!
  3. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

    Aug 18, 2017
    Caliente Nevada
    Hiya :frow
    Great introduction.
    Still loving your beautiful lawn ornaments!!!:gig
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. There are folks that do keep poultry as housepets.

    Please check out "Show us your house ducks." and "People with house chickens."
  5. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Free Ranging

    Feb 5, 2018
    Northwest Oregon
    My Coop
    Belated Welcome!!
    Thank you for the lovely introduction! I would love to be able to have some ducks. My husband is all for it, but we have to move to a bigger place because I also want more chickens, bunnies and goats! (and if there's enough acreage, horses too!)
    Good luck with your flock additions!! ducks.gif
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and thanks for dropping by to say hello :frow
  7. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    A nice introduction!:clap A flock can expand to 67 ducks in a heartbeat when it comes to poultry! Hope you are enjoying it here!
  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :yesss:
  9. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

    Jul 6, 2016
    NW Washington state
    Welcome. I enjoyed reading your introduction. Enjoy the website!
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you introduced yourself.
    Congratulations on the free ducks! How exciting.

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