Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by averetta, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. averetta

    averetta In the Brooder

    Oct 26, 2017
    We started our backyard bird raising this spring with 3 chicks and 2 ducks! Here are some pictures when they were little. They have been raised together. They share a coop, the ducks area is in the bottom and the hens are upstairs with their nesting spots. We open range our birds and they love our fenced yard. They can go over the fence but like to stay in it so far. At night we get them in the coop & release them in the am. They are so much fun! We live in the city with less than an acre. Our family is BIG with pets! We have an 8 year old golden male Rusty who LOVES the birds. He is a caretaker of them. Next is Roxy an American Eskimo who protects everyone at our house. Captain is our hunter Cat who likes outside and keeps good care of our ladies & gents. Two more cats Tubby & Gandolf who tolerate them. Lastly two ferrets Bear & Tina-Trex, who are not allowed near our birds. Now for the humans, Jeremy my husband who flies Helicopters, adventures in nature & enjoys Mt biking, skateboarding, Landcruiser building and photography in his free time. I’m Amie the mom and glue of the family. I love living things, adventuring in the great outdoors, creative activities like art and people. I work at our local ski/snowboard resort Powder Mountain. Our oldest child is Taylor, he is enjoying his first year in college, he is an avid gamer, loves history and the outdoors. Sequoia is in High School working hard to keep a 4.0! She loves drawing, painting & photography. She enjoys all media’s of art. She loves to go outdoors with her friends. Ziegen is in Jr High. He loves learning German, hunting and animals. It was his idea and desire to have not only chickens but ducks. He bought all the birds with his Birthday funds this year.
    We love love having them, and are so excited to join this resourceful group!

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  2. averetta

    averetta In the Brooder

    Oct 26, 2017
    We know we have a Campbell male duck but are not sure what type the other duck is? I have no idea if it’s male or female. The ducks stay together like a pair. The Campbel is the smaller of the ducks. I will post pictures tomorrow.
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi Amie and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

    Your best place for duck ID is here -

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

    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 may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    Pork Pie
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  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

    Jun 23, 2013
    The Big Island/Hawaii
    :welcome Glad to have you join us. Great site with helpful & informative members.
  5. N F C

    N F C happy spring!

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Amie, thanks for sharing the photos along with your intro!
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  6. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers

    May 14, 2013
    Central, PA
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you've joined us!
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home!
  8. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi Amie and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya What a nice introduction and love your birds:love
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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Amie, welcome to BYC. Hopefully you have a duck and a drake. If both are drakes, problems may arise if they try breeding the chicken hens. Drakes have penises = roosters do not. Drakes breeding chicken hens can cause injury or even death.
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  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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