NE Ohio newbie to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MrCluckers, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. MrCluckers

    MrCluckers In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2011
    Have been perusing BYC for a few weeks now. Many topics here have provided my SO and I with a lot of good information. Well anyway, with the state of the economy, my SO and I have decided to become more self sufficient. We have had a garden for quite a few years, but last year we expanded it to bring in more vegetables. This year, we made plans to get some chickens and goats. Well things are falling into place a bit better than expected. We placed an order for 25 light brahmas from McMurray and the are due to arrive on March 7th. However, we have a friend who works at the PO distribution center and is going to be keeping an eye out and passing the word to his fellow coworkers to keep their eyes out for our peeps. Of course with it being McMurray we are also expecting our free "rare and exotic" chicken. Most likely, its going to be a RIR cockrel lol.
    So the other day, I was at the local TSC to pick up some supplies and they had peeps and ducklings in. So besides the pine shavings and starter, I also came home with 3 mallard ducklings. While Bob, the TSC employee who helped me, could not guarantee the sexes, he believes he gave me a male and 2 females. Got them home 3 days ago, all 3 are doing really well. The one we think is the make, is like twice the size of the 2 supposed females. The one little female from day one climbed into my hands on her own. Unfortunately the other 2 required a bit more coaxing. We are using a plastic storage bin as a brooder for the ducks and its working quite well.
    I bought some lumber from the lumber yard to build a bigger brooder for the peeps. I will have it finished tomorrow, and hopefully, come the first of the week when the weather is supposed to break, I can start work on the coop and run. I have gained so much valuable information from these forums that I should have no problem building them. Anyway, figured I might as well start posting since I plan to spend quite a bit of time here learning as much as I can. Can't wait for our chickens to come in, we are so excited.
  2. ocpoolguy

    ocpoolguy Songster

    Mar 4, 2011
    Orange County CA
    good luck with everything i think toy know more than i do about this stuff
  3. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Songster

    Jan 19, 2011
    San Pablo, CA
    Welcome from Northern California. [​IMG]
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
  7. BirdNut

    BirdNut Crowing

    Sep 13, 2010
    Suprise, Arizona
    Hello, and welcome to BYC! Have un browsing the forum's many informative and interesting posts, and feel free to ask questions!
  8. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Songster

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG] glad to see another Buckeye join the group. I am in south central state, near the first capital city.
  9. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
  10. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana! [​IMG]


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