Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Samibrainey, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Samibrainey

    Samibrainey Just Hatched

    Mar 2, 2017
    I'm Samantha! My husband and I bought a farm about a year ago, and last weekend we bought a couple ducks! We still have some preparation to accomplish before my chicken house is ready but my flock is the next major addition!
    We live in rural central Indiana on about 5 acres. I have quite the zoo: 5 cats, 3 Nigerian dwarf goats, a mini mule, a big mutt, a three year old daughter, and now my ducklings!! Now that spring is around the corner, we can finish the necessary fencing so my mule and goats can be moved to the barn, and that will free up my well house, where my chickens will go. I am SO excited to design their playground!
    My father was a hobby farmer, and I picked up a lot along the way. My husband raised chicks as a kid but otherwise he and I are sort of winging it. I wanted the experience of raising chicks/ducklings, but I'm thinking I may go with mostly mature birds (along with a couple of chicks for Easter). I'm very eager for fresh eggs!!
    I am open to any kind advice y'all have for me!
    I'm curious in particular as to what books you recommend, and any tricks and valuable lessons you've learned along the way.

    Look forward to chatting!
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal True BYC Addict

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Welcome to BYC, Samantha!

    Congrats on the new ducklings! How exciting! It's great to have you with us. [​IMG]
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    The Learning Center is full of good information on all sorts of topics. The Search bar at the top left of every screen is helpful in finding past posts on specific issues you may be interested in. And of course, you can always ask questions.

    Make yourself at home and good luck with all your plans!
  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! Glad you joined us, hope you enjoy it here as much as I have! :frow

  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Samantha, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Best of luck to you and your ducks! [​IMG]
  6. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC Samantha! Glad you joined us! :)
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens.
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Samantha [​IMG] Welcome!

    BYC has a Duck Forum which you might like to check out or keep in mind for future reference: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    Best wishes!

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]

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