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Hello from South Dakota

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pjcluckers, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. pjcluckers

    pjcluckers New Egg

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    Hello fellow bird lovers,
    My flock and I live on the beautiful praire east of Rapid. What started as 9 chickens and 5 ducks has grown to 18 chickens 3 beings roos, and 10 ducks 2 being drakes. It was never the intention to have such a big flock however when we discovered we had boys we needed more ladies for them to love. My flock in habits about 150 square feet of our property. I would love to allow them to free range unfortunately they don't like to stay home. They enjoy an 8 by 12 coupe, and the ducks have a great 8 foot pond to swimming and enjoy.
    My duck flock consists of 4 Perkins, 4 Cayuga ,1 Crested, and 1 beloved mutt duck half Pekin and Indian runner.
    My chicken flock is a hogpog of this and that 1 bared rock rooster, 2 Americana, 2 buff orpington, 2 cochin (1 is a roo), 2 wyndots, 5 Rhode Island reds, 2 frizzy, 1 white I have no idea what she is and Mooner the Polish rosters.
    We are gearing up for our first winter and actually had our first freeze and snow fall already. [​IMG]
    Here's to a wonderful year first everyone.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! What a wonderful flock you have there :D I don't really think it's ever anyone's intentions to end up with such large flocks! I sure didn't think I would end up with so many. It seems there is always room for more.

    Good luck for the future and winter. Enjoy your time on BYC :frow
     
  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens from Virginia! I am so glad you joined us, and your flock sounds wonderful. I have always admired Cayugas and their beetle green feathers. Have you seen the duck page? You can ask all of your duck questions there: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks. You can find your state thread here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread. You can talk to others with similar weather as you and find out what they have done. I also started a winter chicken keeping thread you might like to read through, it has great tips: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ks-for-coping-the-elements-with-your-chickens. Also, have you read through the Learning center? It has some amazing advice for all things poultry! https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. I hope you will make yourself at home here!
     
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  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] glad you joined us!
     
  5. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! Your flock sounds lovely [​IMG]I think we all end up with a few birds and end up with 30, well maybe not that many but its close.
    Have a great time on BYC! Enjoy![​IMG]
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, pjcluckers, and :welcome! Great to have you with us! CuzChickens has taken care of the research links so I'll just say best of luck with your flock! :weee
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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