My new member intro

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by akgabe, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. akgabe

    akgabe New Egg

    Apr 4, 2016
    We currently have a 6 week old Pekin duck that we hatched. My mom, a sixth grade teacher, was hatching them in her classroom. We've also hatched Chickens for the past few years (they go back to the farm or home with lucky kids when they get too big) but this was the first year she had tried duck eggs. Out of the 24 or so eggs we had only the one hatched, needless to say being the only duckling everyone (me especially) got very attached to him and he is now a permanent member of our family. He lives at the school for the most part and we also come in several times on weekends to check up on him and clean up him and his pen.
    I've been using BYC since the day he hatched to learn everything I can about keeping ducks (and to convince my mom that people actually do keep ducks as indoor pets). This is my "Hello", I'll probally be asking plenty of questions soon!
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC.
    What is the long-term plan for your duck friend? While it is great that you are able to go in on weekends to care for the little guy, it really would be best to source another duckling that can be a companion to him at the times that there is no human there to be his flockmate.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2016
  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
  4. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us.

    All the best

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