Howdy, I'm a newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by QuackerJen, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. QuackerJen

    QuackerJen New Egg

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    Hello,

    I saw all the friendly introductions so I wanted to say, "Hi" and introduce myself. I live in Santa Rosa, I have 5 ducks: 2 buffs, 1 Welsh Harlequin, 1 Cayuga and 1 Golden 300 Hybrid Layer. This is my second set of ducks. I bought these through Metzer Farms but my first batch of 5 ducks I bought from the local feed store and they were Black Runners and Khaki Campbells. Great ducks but I was hoping for some females and as they weren't sexed I took a gamble and bought all they had left at the time which was 5. Well, they all turned out to be drakes! We kept them until about 3 months old and then they were fighting so much and no one wanted them we... er... ate them. Heh. It seemed the humane thing to do since the only other options were to watch them fight and wait till they killed eachother or sell them back to the feed store but then they would sit in a small cage until someone bought them. At our house they had the run of the place and being in a cage seemed so mean. I'll post a picture of them in my profile.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    :welcome! I have ducks too :) You should come on over to the duck section. I personally have 1 pekin, 1 50/50 pekin/rouen cross, one 75/25 pekin rouen cross (baby of the 50/50), one welsh harlequin drake, one mallard drake, and 15 welsh harlequin eggs in the incubator! Not to mention all the chickens :lol:
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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  6. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!!![​IMG]
     
  7. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello! Greetings from Kentucky. We're very happy you joined!

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  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I have 8 young roosters in my freezer right now for the same reason - they had a short life, but a happy one.
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kanss, QuakerJen, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Hope you get some hens in this batch of ducks!
     
  10. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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