Hello there!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MeganFair, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. MeganFair

    MeganFair Chirping

    Mar 10, 2018
    Leesville, SC
    Ironically, I joined a forum called Backyard Chickens . . . and I don't really have any interest in raising chickens. My main poultry interest is ducks, so, as I answer the intro questions, I'm going to substitute the "chickens" for "ducks." (However, chicken lovers don't despair - my second oldest daughter wants to raise chickens, so there will be questions as she starts researching her interest.)

    So, to start down the road of the intro questions, I am new to ducks. We actually did originally plan to raise chickens, but I wasn't terribly excited about anything other than eggs. Then, one day my husband asked me why we hadn't considered ducks . . . and things went from there. I started researching ducks, and fell in love with these cuties. We now own two, and they are living up to my expectations of utter adorableness.

    Right now we have two ducklings in our brooder, and six more on order from Metzer Farms to be delivered in April. The two we have right now were obtained from Tractor Supply, and they're Khaki Campbells. The ones on order are five Welsh Harlequins and one Saxony.

    Now, the reason I joined was because every time I had a question about ducks in the last few weeks, this site would be one of the first hits on Google. So, I decided to go ahead and join since it seemed to me that even though the forum's focus is on chickens, there are plenty of duck enthusiasts to pal around with too.

    My other hobbies include writing and various fiber arts such as knitting, crochet, and drop-spinning. We are also gardening right now, and I love to cook. I have a large family - four kids plus one on the way, as well as my husband, my mother, and myself - so I end up cooking a lot. I'm a teacher by trade, so another attractive feature of this particular site was the chance to learn and share what I've learned with others. Which I hope to do a lot of here!
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  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens Megan, it's nice to meet you.
  4. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    We love duck lovers, too! Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under MeganFair :frow Welcome and Congratulations!

    If you have not found it yet, this is a link to the Duck Forum.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. There are a few down the bottom of the page which are duck specific and this one in particular may be of interest to you:
    Topic of the Week - Raising and Caring for Ducklings

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
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  6. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Okay I am not a duck fan but still will Welcome you to backyard Chickens
    there are many duck folk about
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC - please make yourself at home here with us.
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  8. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi Megan and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
    We like dux people too...:yesss: Pretty much anything in the barn yard...
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  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

    Jan 10, 2013
    :welcome so glad you decided to join us.

    I only have chickens but love Ducks.

    Many members here have ducks and other non-poultry fowl :D
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