Hello y'all from Texas.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by John Vause, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. John Vause

    John Vause New Egg

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    I have two males ducks, a Welsh Harlequin and a Cayuga, and one female Pekin who wandered onto our property, injured, about seven months ago. I bought the baby males at a hardware store as company for the lone Pekin. I had no idea what sex they were or what type of duck breed. I just felt sorry for the injured female Pekin who was our lone duck. They seem to get along fine, but as a new duck owner, I need to learn more. So, I signed up on Backyard Chickens. Please feel free to give me advice. I am particularly interested in duck diseases and prevention, diet, and what the heck is that weird honk-whistle thing the males do. I thought our ducks were imitating the neighbor's mule!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Once they reach maturity the drakes may aggressively start breeding the hen. Have a 'plan B' in case that happens.
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, John, and :welcome! Great to have you with us! Here's a link to the duck thread if you haven't been there yet - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
    They should be able to give you some assistance. Good luck to you! :)
     
  4. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Greetings from South Dakota and [​IMG]!! So glad you joined the flock. [​IMG]
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] I welcomed you under another thread.

    Listen to Sourland, he knows what he is talking about.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hello again, I answered on your other thread.
     
  7. John Vause

    John Vause New Egg

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    Thanks y'all! Good to be in here.
     
  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome from Houston!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. hungnguyen

    hungnguyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Austin, TX
     

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