New Aussie member.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thesilverbeast, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. thesilverbeast

    thesilverbeast New Egg

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    Hey all,


    An animal lover here from Melbourne, Australia. I keep all sorts of animals from reptiles to the worlds largest cockroaches!

    Recently I finally fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning a pet ducklings. We got them off a friend of a relative who got them for her children but didn't realise how much work they would be so they gave them to us (I wish more people actually researched an animal before bringing them home!). To add to that we purchased two baby chickens to get them accustomed to each other while they're all young.

    Just today actually we started construction of what will be a large coop for around 20 or so layer hens with a couple more ducks as well. We live on 7 acres so we have plenty of space for a big fox-proof coop!

    I joined this site to hopefully get an ID on what type of ducks I have. I assume there's a 10 or so post rule before posting pictures? Also, are ID threads ok in the appropriate forums?


    I'm willing to post up a few pictures of some of my non conventional aussie native pets that many of you wouldn't have seen if you are keen to see them also.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Fierlin1182

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    Hello! [​IMG] from Adelaide. You keep cockroaches? Wow, I would never have the guts to. [​IMG] I've kept ducklings and chicks together too, they tend to fight but it wasn't too bad after everyone got used to each other. [​IMG] Good luck with your new additions!

    You can come join us on one of the Aussie threads in the Where am I forum:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=186559
    That's the one I go on.
    When you've got enough posts, it should be fine for you to get your ducks IDed down in the ducks, or breeds and genders forums, either should be okay.
    Hope you enjoy the site!
     
  3. thesilverbeast

    thesilverbeast New Egg

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    Thanks! I'll check out the Aussie thread!

    As for the cockroach, they're not your average pest cockroach, they're the size of the palm of your hand and live underground and are 100% clean and disease free.
     
  4. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]
     
  5. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
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  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. thesilverbeast

    thesilverbeast New Egg

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    Thanks guys! Just had a photoshoot with the ducks ready for when I can post pictures.
     
  9. thesilverbeast

    thesilverbeast New Egg

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    EDIT: accidental double post. Mods, please delete.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012
  10. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]

    Can't wait to see your ducks!
     

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