My Introduction:

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gramma G, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Gramma G

    Gramma G New Egg

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    Finally got my first chicks in July of 2010. 25 buff orpington (straight run pullets). Now at 16 wks of age and having a blast with them, I actually laugh out loud at times. Also a free chick, a beautiful rooster, unknown breed. We are in Central (northern) NY. I found this forum on google, as I am not sure, but I think one of my pullets, is actually a rooster. I see that many people are confused by orpingtons, as they take a long time to mature. Still no tell-tale hackle feathers or crowing. So time will tell. I am very anxious for our first eggs, but I guess that will be a while too. Clever husband built a beautiful coop for the ladies, but they prefer to roam the property. I prefer them out and about too. Glad to have a place for chicken talk. I am especially wanting to "speak" with other orpington owners, and or New Yorkers with some experience with chicken. Also. plan to purchase ducklings in the spring of 2011. Mucovies and Cayugas. Anyone with info on these breeds? Suggestions, comments always welcome!
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

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  3. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd be happy to help you out with Muscoveys! Love 'em!
     
  4. Gramma G

    Gramma G New Egg

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    Thank you for your kind offer to help with my anticipated purchase of Muscovy ducklings. We are currently at work excavating a pond in back of our home. I do a lot of research prior to purchase of any animals. My biggest stumbling block regarding these ducklings is our climate. We get very cold weather and it is my understanding that this breed hails from tropical regions. I want all my pets and livestock to have the best life possible. My BO's are free ranging. New coop built by awesome husband was completed before they arrived. Don't know what type of housing is appropriate for my ducks. They will NOT be sharing housing with the chickens. I have a base heater for their waterfount to keep it from freezing this winter. How to do this with ducks? I plan to get a book on ducks, soon. Am considering Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks. Any help you can give to me is greatly appreciated... the reason I came to this forum. Best regards...
     
  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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  6. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, from Eastern Wa.
     

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