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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ixJessiexi, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. ixJessiexi

    ixJessiexi In the Brooder

    Mar 5, 2017
    Howdy! New member here. I always seek counsel when needing my chicken questions answered, so I figured I should become a member. A little about myself and birds. We live in Aurora, CO and are relatively new to the backyard bird game. In May it will be a full year with my girls. I currently have 4 hens and am trying to find 2-4 Cayuga ducks to complete my flock. My hens are a Rhode Island Red, Buff Orpington, Black Australorp and a Golden Laced Wyandotte. They have been an exciting addition to our home and couldn't imagine our lives without these crazy gals. Within the last 2 months they have started to lay. We got our first egg during a blizzard, in fact. My girls are constantly chatting and don't have an off switch (hahaha).
    As I mention I am currently taking a good hard look at getting some Cayugas'. I've done tons of research on them but the hardest part I am finding is actually obtaining the birds. I feel a little nervous ordering them offline and I cannot get over the price of shipping. Hoping for a miracle that one of the farm stores around town have some. Of course it would help if they knew which breeds they were getting in.. Sorry for that minor rant.
    Thank you very much for letting my join and I hope to gain as much knowledge as possible from all of the wonderful people on here!

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Jessie and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. You could check out the buy/sell/trade forum and see if there's anything on offer closeby, but you need to have made 20 posts to participate.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    As you have already received some links to good starting points from Ken I will just wish you all the best with your search.

    BYC also has a Duck Forum:

    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]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Good luck finding the Cayugas you want (our stores can't tell us what breeds they have either)!
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Hope you find the ducks you seek. You might inquire at the farm store what hatchery they use for ordering their poultry stock. Then go online and see if that hatchery even carries Cayugas. If they do, go back to the store manager and ask if they will include some of that breed in their next order. I have done that with a local farm and ranch that I use and it has been successful Good luck to you - hope you get some ducks. I've had Cayugas - they are fun! [​IMG]

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