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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by busycoganmom, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. busycoganmom

    busycoganmom In the Brooder

    Dec 1, 2018
    Hello! My name is Naomi and I am a new chicken momma! I ha e 11 chickens total and 6 ducks. So in September we bought 10 chicks (4 who have passed ). Not to sure how old they are since the feed store never told us as well. They have all their feathers now however. We have 4 Buff Orphingtons and 2 Wyandottes. I also got my Pekin duck who is about the same age. They really didnt know anything about her since they ordered chicks and she just happened to come with lol. They are have names. The Buffs are Goldie, Dewdrop, Peep and Suzie (she is my special needs chick. Has a crooked beak and one eye doesnt fully open. Total momma's girl ). Then the Wyandottes are Speckle and Sparkle. And our duck is Daisy (of course lol). Then about a month ago we got more additions to our family ❤. We got 6 more chickens (but one fell ill and passed. Think she might of been egg bound or laying problems ). And we also got 5 more ducks. 2 of those chickens are Wyandottes as well named Mother Clucker (or Momma Hen for little ears ) and Naked Butt ( she got picked on by the ducks at their previous home).Then we now have 3 Leghorn Chickens. Still working on 2 of their names but the third one is Velvet. Then all 5 new ducks are male (didnt know that at the time lol) but they are all are mixed except one. He is my hubby's favorite. He is a domestic mallard named Blue. Then we have Cowboy, Sid, Ash and Donald .
    I love getting the eggs from the chickens so far which I knew I would but I never knew how much I would love all my chickens and ducks. I cry when I lost the 5 I have already and I look forward to seeing them every morning. They all have their own personalities and quirks. My kids love them as well! They currently all share a huge pen until spring when we build the duck pen. Dont want to do it quite yet because I am afraid of the ducks drowning the chicke s trying to breed with them (hint Naked Butt).
    I really like this group so far! I havent had chickens since I was little so there is so much I dont know and so much I want to learn! Sorry my post is long and thank you!
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  2. Kkrista123

    Kkrista123 Songster

    Dec 2, 2018
    Hatboro PA
    My Coop
    :welcomeSounds like a full flock you have!! Would love to see pictures of all the feathered kids!!
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  3. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

    Aug 18, 2017
    Caliente Nevada
    Hiya :frow
    Nice to meet you!
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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
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  5. Perris

    Perris Songster

    Jan 28, 2018
    Gower, Wales
    hello Naomi @busycoganmom ! welcome to BYC :frow I hope your children are enjoying your flock as much as you clearly are :D
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Naomi, it's so nice to meet you :yesss:
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  7. N F C

    N F C happy spring!

    Dec 12, 2013
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    It's nice to have you here with us, thanks for joining!
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  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Hi Naomi! :frow Welcome to our FUNomenal community! Best wishes and have lots of fun with your flock! :wee
  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock!
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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hello, Naomi, and welcome to BYC.

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