I've been reading here for months, might as well join up!

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

  1. Sinister

    Sinister Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 13, 2012
    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

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  3. Dasp

    Dasp Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 10, 2012
    Simi valley
    Welcome, And grats on your ducks.. I have hatched ducks before :)
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    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

    Dec 22, 2009
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California!
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.

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