New chick and duckling parent

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JessicaNickole, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. JessicaNickole

    JessicaNickole In the Brooder

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    Hello from South Alabama! I'm Nikki and a newbie to this whole chick and duck raising. My husband and I decided a last year to start a small "chicken" farm but never did. This year I decided to order some bitties from Tractor Supply. Now we are the parents to 18 chicks, 7 ducklings, and 1 turkey. Let's the adventure begin!
     
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  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

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    Howdy Nikki :welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    It's not South Alabama, it's LA...Lower Alabama!:lau
     
  3. tootmany

    tootmany Songster

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    Welcome! Wishing you luck with the babes!
     
  4. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    :welcome:celebrate

    Glad you're here !

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
     
  5. JessicaNickole

    JessicaNickole In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I'm going to need it! Lol
     
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  6. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Sounds like a great flock!

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you're here!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens Jessica, it's nice to meet you :frow
     
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  8. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi Nikki and welcome to BYC. I wish you the best of luck with your new littles.

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.


    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread


    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Nikki :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining. There are some down the bottom of the page which are duck specific.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
     
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