I guess technically I am "new" to BYC. I have been visiting the site for a while now while preparing to get our Silkie babies, but I just registered to become a member today. I never intended to own any poultry of any kind, but last year I got lured in by the babies at TSC, and wound up bringing home two ducks. We live on quite a lot of land and also have 2 dogs and a cat. One duck is a bit of a bully and harasses our 70lb dog ( although I think our dog thinks she is much smaller than she is lol) It's quite a sight to see a dog stand there while a duck gets right up in its face. I am a sucker for animals LOL, so when a guy my husband works with said he was getting Silkies, but had to order more than he needed he asked if we would want some and of course I said yes. Then when I saw what they look like I said I MUST have those chickens. In my farm in my head we will end up having some goats and other random animals running around. I also would really like to own peacocks one day too. Having ducks has been quite the adventure so I can't wait to start the fun with our chickens too.