Hello from Iowa!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HippieMom, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. HippieMom

    HippieMom In the Brooder

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    Hello all! I'm Shauna, a 34 year old mom to 3 active boys, happily married, and also a veterinary assistant at a small practice. Today I am preparing to bring home a couple of ducklings, and within the next month I will bring home a couple of chickens as well. I have joined this site to educate myself as much as possible in care of healthy, happy backyard chickens and ducks. I can't wait to get started!!

    Shauna
     

  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Songster

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    Hi Shauna welcome to BYC! I haven't had an interest in ducks until this last year and now I placed in my order for runner ducklings. What breed of ducklings did you plan on getting?
     
  3. HippieMom

    HippieMom In the Brooder

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    The ducks available to me here are Pekin ducks. And after doing some more research I think they will be a good fit. Sounds like they are messy, but entertaining and produce a good number of eggs. :)
     
  4. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Songster

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    All ducks are messy in their own way. It's probably because the Pekin duck is one of the bigger ducks so logically it'd make a bigger mess. But Pekin ducks are an awesome breed.
     

  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC!
    We're glad you decided to join. [​IMG]There is tons of information on here, so I'm sure you'll find answers to all your questions.
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC, Shauna![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    Good luck with your future ducklings and chickens! I've never kept ducks, but have always wanted to.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Folks have told me if you don't mind everything soaking wet (they love to splash even in their water dish) and projectile poo covering every surface, you are ready to have ducks.

    Still game ???
     
  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Crowing 5 Years

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     

  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC, Shauna. Glad you decided join our flock. I love your avatar. Raising poultry is a great experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
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