Hello from TN!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SlipperyGoose, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. SlipperyGoose

    SlipperyGoose In the Brooder

    Aug 28, 2016
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    Hi all! I kept seeing this forum popping up in my research on duck keeping. I've got 3 drakes right now. Looking to get more babies in the future and I'm trying to build up my confidence to get straight run ducklings. I'm nervous about dealing with the aspects of eggs and mating but one day I'm excited to try hatching ducklings- either with a broody mama or in an incubator. Looking forward to learning all I can from you that have "been there and done that"!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, SlipperyGoose, and :welcome. Happy you joined our flock. Mating doesn't have to mean ducklings...the eggs have to be incubated for days and days and days. Just collect them from under the hen and no incubation. Good luck to you and your flock. Oh, and if you want to chat with fellow Volunteers, you can find the link in this forum https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! Ducks are a lot of fun, if a bit messy.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
  6. SlipperyGoose

    SlipperyGoose In the Brooder

    Aug 28, 2016
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    I love how messy they are! lol. I did tons of basic research on needs and all that, and I got Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks by Dave Holderread. But having these 3 as ducklings showed me that just 3 ducks and a bowl of water can very quickly turn into a full scale mud pit! I love to sit on my patio and watch them forage and play in the pool. They're awesome!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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