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I am a Mom with 4 kids in Gainesville, Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shaunaquirk, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. shaunaquirk

    shaunaquirk New Egg

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    I am fairly new to chickens. I have an Arucana and RIR hatched early February 2013 and two 'mutts' hatched early May 2013. I have just added two Pekin ducks that are approx. 4-5 weeks old.

    I found out about BYC from internet searches and word of mouth, I was trying to figure out the best way to introduce the ducks to the ducks to the chickens and I have been searching the threads to figure it out.

    I have wanted chickens for many years and when I ended up divorced and no longer living in suburbia, I was finally able to get some. I have 4 children, 8, 6 year old twins and a 4 year old. I have been divorced for almost 3 years and we are getting along okay. The kids love having chickens and so do I. They think the ducks are super cute and I am glad we got them.

    I am hoping that this community can help me learn the best way to take care of my feathered friends. :)

    P.S. The 'mutts' are hens that I got from a friend. She has a mixed flock, so we just don't know what they are. One of them is really neat in her markings. She is almost spotted, we actually named her Spot. They other chickens are named Lila, Special Leaf (named by my 6 year old girl, what can you do?), Silkie and Tiny and the ducks are Kiki and Quack.

    Thanks for being such a great resource and I look forward to getting to 'know' you!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Oh don't worry, I once had a little hen called "Ice Cream" courtesy of my (now 7yo) son. Have you looked at the Ducks section yet? Enjoy the site!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Jacksonville FL. You will find lots of info here. Duck info is found under other backyard poultry and then ducks.

    Caroline
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] hope you enjoy your stay with us.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Good luck to you and your flock!
     

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