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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Patriciaallison, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Patriciaallison

    Patriciaallison Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello fellow chicken farmers. I am new to chicken raising I moved to a farm with a huge coop with 60 boxes in it and room for more. I bought six chicks at Easter time three americannas one black cooper muran and two random "I don't knows" now I want more! I want 20 black cooper muran hens. I live in Edgerton Kansas and would like to find bird close to me. Also I am wondering if I can keep my ducks goose and Guineas in the coop with my chicks?
    Thanks for reading
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. 60 nesting boxes? goodness me, I'd have heart failure if i thought about how many chickens i could get in such a place [​IMG]

    I hope other members will be able to advise re: mixing poultry / fowl - never done it.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced poultry keepers - loads of info on anything poultry. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center


    All the best
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  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]




    BYC has a very useful Learning Center [​IMG]




    Marans is a place in France so if you only have one Marans it is still Marans and if you join the Marans Trend people will jump all over you so please keep it in mind [​IMG]





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    The key to having many different creatures together is to have plenty of feed & water and space for all to roam [​IMG]






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    Different sizes work well [​IMG]




















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  4. Patriciaallison

    Patriciaallison Out Of The Brooder

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    I will keep that in mind my rooster is a marans got it! Thanks for the schooling. Good to know about the food and water also. My goose is a big daddy and takes good car of the baby ducks so I am hoping if I put all the birds together he will daddy them all. The Guineas and chick are still small and inside but need more room so I moving them this weekend. I am making two waters today and leaving the water bowl out. Will the chicks be ok with the water bowl? I will also have three feeders. And add one more feeder for good measure. What do you think?
     
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  6. Foghorn754

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    Hi, New Chicken lover here... Bought 6 chicks on Friday and coop today. I'm pretty excited and happy to see this site! Thanks for all the great info!!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Actually 1 nest box for every 3 hens is probably more than ample. Hens tend to want the same nest box even if they are identical. Sometimes they will wait in line until they have the chance to get in. Other times an impatient hen will just lay an egg on top of the present occupant. That's chickens for you [​IMG]. The problem with ducks and chickens is, ducks love to be wet and make everything else wet and icky. Chickens don't like being wet /cold. Plus male ducks sometimes decide to breed(chicken) hens. Duck anatomy is much different, and they can kill a hen trying to mate her.
     
  8. Patriciaallison

    Patriciaallison Out Of The Brooder

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    Ahh thank you for letting me know that. I will be setting up a duck home. I have three ponds should I set it up close to one of my ponds? Or close to the house? I read a web site that suggested making a house on a raft and tieing it out in the middle of the pond for them to live in. Do they live in the same kind of coops as chickens?
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. Patriciaallison

    Patriciaallison Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you glad to be here loving this site and loving my birds I can't wait to harvest my first eggs!
     

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