I just got a duck and chicks and so many eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kitkatinacoop, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. kitkatinacoop

    kitkatinacoop In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2017
    Imperial, CA
    Hi! My name is Kat, and I live out in the desert. I got a big coop for my baby chicks (they are not using it yet) and I have a kiddie pool for my rescue duck!

    I have wanted chickens for a while now, and now that I have them I am so happy! They look so cute when they are small and now that they are starting to feather up I am excited to see them become full grown egg layers for my family and I.

    I also got a duck from our local Animal Control, she was saved from someone who dumped her at the park. She has no idea how to fly, and she is super tame. She lets me hold her and basically do whatever I want to her. After I got her she started to lay eggs once a day for me in the morning.

    If any of you have advice on how to properly take care of my avian friends, please tell me! I have already gone to this site for advice before actually joining. I will try to post pictures onto my profile of my chicks and duck later!

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Kat, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! You can pick up a lot of valuable duck info in the articles in this link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/256233/ducks-sticky-topics-index
    And you can ask quacker questions here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
    And for all things chicken you can't go wrong reading up in the Learning Center here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center Tons of informative chicken articles.
    Finally, if you'd like to chat with some fellow CA folks, find your state thread here and say hello:
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
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  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Kat, congrats on finally getting some birds! You have been given some good links so I'll just say hello and make yourself at home here!
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Kay, ducks like a few buddies but, since yours is a girl I think she will be happy to follow the chickens around.[​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Kat and welcome to BYC. You have some great advice and links from redsoxs already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crowing

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    As you have already received some links to great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, 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 [​IMG]

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