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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LittleFootsMom, Apr 24, 2016.
Hello im new here, my boyfriend and i have 6 buff orpingtons and 2 rouen ducks. We love our babies!
Welcome to BYC -and to the adventure of chicken/duck keeping!
Buff orpingtons are such lovely birds - you have chosen wisely in beginning your flock with them. We had a rouen (male) for a few years - he wasn't all that friendly, we got him as a grown bird and came from a situation where he was not socialized to humans, but he was sure pretty to look at.
we used to have mallard ducks that came by for a week or so during a couple summers- the female used to walk on our outdoor sill for the picture window. She'd spend a lot of time just looking in. They'd come to the side door and expect food and water. After the second summer - ducks were back but this time they were much bigger, I thought the female must be pregnant (this was before I learned things on BYC). She walked on the window sill and looked in just like the former mallard. But I was told she was a rouen - hybrid mallard
Sorry got carried away by the memory. We had just moved from a major city to a small suburb and wildlife was fascinating to us.
Welcome to Backyard Chickens- buff orps are beautiful birds - how are the chicks and ducklings doing together? I noticed how much bigger the ducklings are which triggered the memory of the rouens. Love the duck coming out of box.
Hi and welcome to our community and all the best with your new flock!
You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)
https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.
You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
All the best
Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!