New member here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by crazyh717, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. crazyh717

    crazyh717 In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2016
    Carlsbad nm
    Posted my first thread without readig my message sorry about that.
    I am raising ducks rouen or mallards not sure yet been told one or the other, but they have a nest of 6 eggs right now I was lucky when I picked two ducklings 7 months ago one male one female.
    I have turkeys, I started with 4 white and 6 heritage now down to 1 white Tom and 4 heritage
    And I have chickens, I am not sure on the kind and will eventually ask because not sure on the kind but I know I have 4 cocks and 8 hens I believe.
  2. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello and Welcome to Backyard chickens! It sounds like you have quite the selection of poultry! The link I attached below, you can ask about what breeds you have that you do not know about and you can ask what gender they are if you do not know. Yay for ducks! I love ducks, my first every poultry animal was one orphan duckling that I named Milton. I loved that little guy.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, crazyh, and :welcome. Happy you joined us! I lived a year in Roswell a lifetime ago! Good luck with your ducks and chickens! :)
  4. crazyh717

    crazyh717 In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2016
    Carlsbad nm
    I will definitely check out that link! I loved lurking on here before. I started as soon as I got my babies, I can't wait till my lil ones start to sit. Which from what I read on here is when they have a clutch of eggs, which is around 10? They have six now, in a little dug out hole they made. I am just hoping the eggs don't go bad before they start sitting as we been getting a lot of rain.
    Now off to lurk on some more threads!!
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    I've got Rouens and have a close friend who keeps Mallards... the Rouens are MUCH larger than the Mallards. Mallards are maybe 3, 4 pounds... Rouens are 6-8. Longer, taller, heavier frame.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Rouens look like mallards on steroids. Now that you are a member you don't need to lurk, you can participate - it's a lot more fun.
  8. crazyh717

    crazyh717 In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2016
    Carlsbad nm
    O I will participate, I have a question tho, my Rouen buried her 7 eggs last night, is it because of the rain or is she not going to sit them?
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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