Hello from Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fearnowsh, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. fearnowsh

    fearnowsh Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there. I am just starting out. Never had chickens or anything before (except for a pet dog). My husband and I are planning on getting a few ducks (Cayugas and Khaki Campbells) and a pair of geese (toulouse or french toulouse) this year though.
    We are just starting work on the coop! I actually found this site while doing some research on everything ducks and was pleasantly surprised at all of the info available on here!!
    I am also a rather crafty person. I love to sew and crochet and will dabble in a few other crafts as well. Right now it's just me, my husband and Lada-our miniature dachshund (she is an absolute sweetheart!) I currently work full time, and so does my husband, so any tips in particular that people have I would very much welcome!! (especially ways to keep water clean).
     
  2. Adamschickfarm

    Adamschickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome to the byc flock . my friend has some khaki cambells and they are very nice birds as for your water issue I would get a store bought chick, duckling , etc.. water they sell them in different size from day old to adulthood .
     
  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! I use a water trough for my ducks and I dump it out when it starts getting dirty. Some people install a pond with a filter in it but I don't know how much it costs.
     
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but definitely post on our Duck section in Other BackYard Poultry under the Forum at the top of the page and take advantage of our duck experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    I've seen some duckling brooders set up where they use milk jugs with holes on the side just big enough for the ducklings to get their heads in the water but not so big they can climb in the water. And setting the water on a rack that's placed on top of a plastic tray will catch any dribbles and help keep the bedding dry. I'm sure the duck forum folks can give you lots of information.

    Have fun and make yourself at home!
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us.

    I wish you the best of luck with ducks and geese!

    CT
     
  10. fearnowsh

    fearnowsh Out Of The Brooder

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    First time trying a picture. Here is some flock :)
     

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