Hello from Oregon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Goldenjen, May 4, 2018.

  1. Goldenjen

    Goldenjen Chirping

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been reading this site for ages and figured it was time to introduce myself. I live in Portland (OR) with my husband, daughter, mouse, fish, and two chickens, and I am currently on day 26 of incubating 8 Cayuga ducklings. I currently have one barred rock and one retired rescue Brahma. The barred rock keeps our little family in eggs, and we're hoping to get some eggs from the ducks too.

    I've had chickens for about 11 years now, and had Indian runner ducks a few years back. They were a lot of fun, but they destroyed the yard. I have a better system this time.

    I got the duck eggs from Metzer Farm and am using a Janoel incubator - so far they all seem to be doing fine, which is amazing. I was expecting to get maybe 3 ducks from the 6 I ordered, but Metzer threw in 2 extra and they are all viable. (I last candled them all on April 25, and I did the float test on one the day before yesterday). This is my first time incubating so I'm pretty amazed they are doing so well!

    Look forward to being part of this amazingly helpful community.

    Jennifer
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to active posting!:woot
     
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  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Jennifer I had a little Janoel incubator first should never have sold it, enjoy your time here as we all do I am about 1 1/2 hours north of you
     
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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Hello, Jennifer, and welcome to BYC! It's always nice to see a fellow oregonian joining the fray here. We are just up the road from you in St Helens.
    I too am a fish keeper in addition to the chickens, what kind of fish is it you're keeping?
    I look forward to seeing you around the site when you get a moment you may want to stop by the Oregon thread and say hello.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/oregon.48/
     
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  5. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Crowing

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  6. Goldenjen

    Goldenjen Chirping

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    Thanks! I just have a little community tank with a betta, some tetras, some little catfish and some shrimp. I will definitely check out the Oregon group!
     
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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

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    Howdy Jennifer:frowand welcome to BYC!

    Best wishes for your hatch! and thanks for joining us.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens Jennifer. Hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do :yesss:
     
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  9. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington

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    :welcome
     
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  10. Theladiesandagentleman

    Theladiesandagentleman First world chickens

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    Welcome to the flock! :D
     
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