Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by littlecollier, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. littlecollier

    littlecollier Songster

    Apr 4, 2018
    Portland, Oregon
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    Brand new to ducks!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    None yet, but hoping for 2-3 by May.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    We will be hatching Ancona ducklings.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    I’ve been lurking for some time now and excited to join the community.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Interior design, all things mid-century and gardening, of course.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    I share a little 50s ranch house with my partner, two miniature doxies, an insane Siamese cat and far too many plants. We love our home and backyard and can’t wait to realize a long-time dream of raising ducks!
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. 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.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  3. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :frowHello and welcome to the flock! Great to have you here.
  6. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Best wishes for a successful hatch! There's nothing much cuter than ducklings smiley duck.gif
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  7. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop

    Ancona ducklings will be so cute!
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  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. :yesss:
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under littlecollier :frowWelcome and Good Luck with the Hatch!

    I am pleased you delurked and 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.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining. There are some down the bottom of the page which are duck specific.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock and/or other critters, 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 ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You may also be interested in this link:

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