Hello from Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Micah 808, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Micah 808

    Micah 808 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am totally new to the group and to raising ducks or any type of bird. I'm getting 15 baby ducks in the morning. We are quite excited
    :) Any advice is appreciated looking forward tomeeting many of you! :)
    Hope to hear from U guys soon!
     
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  2. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! What kind of ducks are you getting? The four things I know about ducks: they really imprint on their humans, they need fresh water b/c they don't have tear ducts, they eat slugs (which you probably don't worry about in TX, but in WA it's a big deal), and their poop is really slimy. I have chickens, but I know a few ducks :) Have fun with your ducklings tomorrow! Take lots of pictures :)
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Micah 808, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Yay! Baby Ducks!!! SO exciting. I have had ducks - they are a little more messy than chickens with all their water splashing - but cute and totally worth it. Below are a couple of links you might find useful. Good luck and have fun!!

    Here is the BYC duck thread - lot of duck owners here to assist you with questions:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    And here is a link to a hatchery that specializes in ducks - tons of good info on it to become a responsible and successful duck owner - I go there often myself. Go to the care and management link.

    http://www.metzerfarms.com/
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  5. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Kentucky!![​IMG]
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good luck with those ducklings! Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Good luck and enjoy. :thumbsup
     
  10. Micah 808

    Micah 808 Out Of The Brooder

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