Hello, From Sunny Sandy Eggo!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Paulettey, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Paulettey

    Paulettey New Egg

    Nov 23, 2013
    Good Afternoon!
    My name is Paulette and instead of being a crazy cat lady, I am going the chicken route instead. I have 2 adult ducks, 3 adolescent ducks... I was hoping for a drake, 7 adult hens, 2 adolescent hens... at least I think they are hens. It's still a bit early to tell. I have been using this website like crazy lately since I think my adolescent chickies have marek's. It seems the rest of the batch (my adults) have already been exposed to it and are fine, but my babies didn't do so well (I used to have 4). Anyway, I've been on here so much looking at old forum posts that I thought I might as well join already.

    So, my ladies...I let my ladies free roam, and all the neighbors talk to them (yes they talk to my chickens). My chickens come when I call... sometimes, unless they are very busy digging up the neighbors yard. They are not afraid of dogs much, and for some reason most dogs won't bother them. It's probably my guard ducks. They quack like those old Ah-oooo-gah horns whenever people or whatever come up to the house. Plus the ducks tend to go after dogs. Although one night I forgot to close up the coop and a fox got in and bit my duck on the neck, and I'm sure it was because she was guarding the coop. Luckily, my cousin was up drinking with friends and heard the duck quack with terror, and she scared the fox off. A little neosporin and a duck bandage around her neck and she was fine. Although now they really appreciate their coop, and will quack at night if I forget to close the door.

    I was thinking about getting geese but am not sure if they could handle the lifestyle that my ladies currently enjoy. I mean, I don't think my neighbors would like it much if they come out to say hi to the geese and the geese attack them. I have never had geese, and am still a chicken novice really, so am looking for some advice, some how-to's and some lovely chicken stories.

    Anyway, here are some of my ladies. Blacky Lawless is driving me to the store right here. There is one of my duckies. My backyard, well at least the part not reserved for chickens. My dog, who is slightly afraid of the chickens. And the last one is the coop I built that extends a foot and a half into the ground and yes I body slammed it just to make sure it would work, and my chicken run. Every morning I let them out of the coop before I go to work and every night they just go into their coop on their own and I shut the door.









  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC - love the picture of your shot gun driver.
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Hi and :welcome

    Love the pictures - your birds look very nice. Looks like they've got lots of space to roam too. My neighbours and I both have chickens, the fence between us never was a barrier for the lot of them. :p We'd frequently have to launch the birds back over!

    Enjoy the forums. :D
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You are so lucky to have chickens that drive, I have to use the senior bus
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Looks like Blacky Lawless is enjoying her Learners Permit. Sorry about your chicks, that Mareks can be nasty. Your birds have a nice area to roam.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!

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