Hello from Woodstock CT New Duck Owner here.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pattin, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. pattin

    pattin New Egg

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    My name is Patti and I have just become the proud owner of 10 ducklings. They are about 1 week old and growing fast. I would very much like to add chickens to our small flock as well. I have raised ducks before but last year we lost all our ducks to predators. I have a large dog kennel with the coop in the center and something opened the gate and took all 7 ducks. We never heard a thing. Right now the ducklings are living in my breezway in a large plastic dog kennel and are a source of endless entertainment for our foster kittens. The weather has been so nice here in CT that I had them outside in the run yesterday and they loved it! I also have a plastic kiddie pool that's their second home so they can run play and swim a bit in the plastic tub in the center. WE have about a half acre pond on our property and the ducks will eventually move down there. I am feeding a combination of wild game crumbles, chopped greens, freeze dried meal worms and a bit of fresh fruit. They LOVE the meal worms. I laugh because they never seem to be full. They eat an amazing amount of food. One od the smaller has a limp and I am bit concerned with her. She's smaller than the rest but very plucky and is always the first to take the meal worms from my hand. I will include picture shortly.
     
  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...glad you joined. Sounds like a lot of laughs around your house :D
     
  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC, Patti! Glad you joined us!
     
  4. gabirder

    gabirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning from south Georgia and welcome.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. pattin

    pattin New Egg

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    Thanks all I am so happy to find some friends in poultry.
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     

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