I'm a duck newbie!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by helloducky, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. helloducky

    helloducky In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2019
    (1) Are you new to ducks / when did you first get ducks?
    We got our first ducklings - five straight run - in April this year. For the past several years we have had a small flock of 6 to 8 sheep and lambs on our pasture for the warmer months, but their owner has moved away and we didn't want an empty pasture. We have never had ducks or any other domestic fowl before, so it's been a pretty steep learning process!
    (2) How many ducks do you have right now?
    We have five: three drakes and two ducks.
    (3) What breeds do you have?
    We bought two-day-old ducklings from our local hardware store, not knowing their breed or gender. Turns out (not surprisingly) that they are Mallards. We have more ducklings arriving next week; five Buffs and five Saxonies.
    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard ducks?
    At the moment, their entertainment value is pretty high. I found some earthworms for them last week and they were very wary - their food doesn't normally wriggle (so the bravest drake got all of them). We are looking forward to trying the eggs.
    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Reading, hiking, photography, baking, watercolour painting, sewing, crafts.
    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    There are two of us, and one elderly dog. We are both pretty handy and resourceful as well as being open to any ideas and suggestions, so we tend to make, adapt, improve, anything that we need.
    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
    We have been aware of BYC for some time, but decided to join when we became duck owners and found that we were going to the site more and more often to find information.
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
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  4. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

    Dec 26, 2018
    Welcome to backyard chickens :frow:welcome
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  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
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  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your duck's!
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  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens :celebrate
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
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  10. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

    Nov 5, 2018
    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us!

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