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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DuckDuckHen26, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. DuckDuckHen26

    DuckDuckHen26 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm Amber. I have several chickens, and three ducks. I dont know what any of them are, which is partly why i joined. I thought I could get to know about my babies better, and all the fun/ and not so fun things about them.

    Ive lost three of my flock this winter to a crow, and two hawks.

    Only one girl is laying, Hedwig.

    hopefully you guys can give me some info on all the peepers.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hi Amber, [​IMG]

    If you can post close up, full body photos of your birds here we might be able to help you out.

    To learn a lot about poultry care, check out the Learning Center. It's full of interesting articles dealing with all sorts of topics:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Be sure to ask questions if you need to and make yourself at home here!
     
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  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Amber and welcome to BYC. :frow I hope you enjoy being a member of this community as much as the rest of us.

    All the best
    Ct
     
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  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC Amber!
     
  5. Gone-Quackers

    Gone-Quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome and where are your photos? Come on, don't be shy! [​IMG]
    I hope you have some Indian runners hiding in your duck house, they are awesome! Hmm, now you're wondering what kind of ducks I have. [​IMG]
     
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  6. DuckDuckHen26

    DuckDuckHen26 Out Of The Brooder

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  7. DuckDuckHen26

    DuckDuckHen26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also all i was told about my younger birds: Hawkeye, Goldie, Perch, Tom, and Hedwig- was that they are Banty. I dont even know what that is. Every time i look up pics they are every type of chicken. I know the def. is that its a smaller version of something. But i cant find these guys anywhere.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. You have some beautiful birds! Love that gray and white one. :love
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I would be more concerned with protecting your birds from predators, if you are free ranging them - it sounds like they would be better off in an enclosed run with cover. Also the openings in your fencing are large enough for various predators to get inside and kill your birds. Please check out the predators threads on BYC and also the coops section for suggestions on having secure coop and runs for your flock.
     

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