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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by millefiori, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. millefiori

    millefiori New Egg

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    New member, trying to decide between chickens and ducks! Very excited to join BKY!
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Get both. :D

    It's great to have you with us.
     
  3. kingchickies

    kingchickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I'm new too, have 19 chicks and loving it! I want ducks, but my hunny says no, we will see...haha
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! I currently have chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, and turkeys. Chickens are by far the easiest. I find ducks a little higher maintenance. Here's a section from the Learning Center with articles that discuss what it takes to be a chicken keeper: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    And some similar articles about the ins and outs of raising quackers: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/256233/ducks-sticky-topics-index
    Whatever you decide, best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    When faced by indecision - take both. Usually that works for me. Hubby can end up liking the ducks as much as chickens. Usually holding one is all it takes to convert husbands.
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under millefiori [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    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.

    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 [​IMG]
     
  8. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    Whichever one you go with, you'll enjoy!
     
  9. Louise Waffles

    Louise Waffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! I have chickens and ducks, and I love them both! So, you know....Get both! :)
     

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