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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sinister, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Sinister

    Sinister Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings! I've been reading the forum for a while gathering advice and I figured I would finally join up.

    I am new to ducks, and am heading into my first winter with them here in NY. I got started in the ducks because I have a very wet yard. When it rains, it takes weeks for it to dry up. I figured that I must have alot of clay in the ground, and decided to dig a small pond to give the water a place to go. I dug a small 10X4 (or so)pond, 18 -24 inches deep, and decided that some ducks might enjoy it. I had thought about getting chickens before, but the pond, along with tasting my first duck eggs from a friend, made me go duck.

    I have 7 total, 2 pekin, 1 a is drake. 4 khaki campbells, 1 is a drake, and 1 black swedish girl. We got them all newly hatched in the past spring, the 2 pekin we got in April, and liked them so much we got the rest in May. We free range them and put them in a pen at night. The pekin drake is very much into the ladies, but the khaki hasn't made any moves yet.

    We all enjoy them a lot, and my neighbors have even brought their handicapped daughter over to watch them play. They never fail to bring a smile to everyones face. Unfortunately they haven't given us any eggs yet, so we are crossing our fingers and checking every day. I read pretty much everything here on when they should be laying and how to encourage it, so now it is just up to them I suppose.

    Anyway, thanks for all the help, whether you knew you were or not!


    I posted this in the duck section too, I hope that's ok.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  3. Dasp

    Dasp Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome, And grats on your ducks.. I have hatched ducks before :)
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Sinister, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our flock! I have a few ducks myself - mainly for comic relief - but my one hen is laying and the eggs are delicious! Hope your girls start soon. Good luck to you!
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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