New Guy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by whatthequack, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. whatthequack

    whatthequack New Egg

    Mar 11, 2015
    Lake Stevens
    Hello everyone. Decided to join BYC after reading a lot of your threads. this forum has some great info. I will be getting 3 ducklings next month. Probably 2 golden 300 and a magpie. Does anyone one know how noisy these breads are? I live in lake stevens wa so it's kinda of the suburbs. Thanks for any info. Also if anyone lives in the area what do you do when you go out of town for your chickens or ducks?
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry but I dont keep ducks so can't be of help to you on how noisy they will be. Drop by the duck section of the learning centre for some great articles

    I don't go away that often but do try to find a chicken sitter or a friend I can trust to lock them away safely at night and let them out first thing in a mornino.
    Good luck with your ducklings and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Sorry, I don't know much about ducks. I would definitely check out the Ducks section that Yorkshire Coop left you, and those breed reviews. Good luck with your future duck flock!
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I don't know anything about either of these breeds. But it looks like the others have left you with some great links to follow.

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
  8. 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 joined the BYC family.
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I don't know really anything about ducks either, so good luck to you!
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I had a kennel of show dogs many years ago, so I never went anywhere. Couldn't afford board for that many, and didn't trust anyone to keep them up properly. I loved my dogs, someone else would just be putting up with the for the $$$$. I've read about 'chicken sitters,' generally people with little to no experience. Show up the first day, decide it's too much trouble and don't come back,. leaving the chickens to starve or die of thirst.

    I am sure somewhere there are highly conscientious flock sitters but, I've never heard of them. Could you get a family member who is used to birds, to tend to them in your absence?

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