New member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Duckmomnewby, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Duckmomnewby

    Duckmomnewby Hatching

    Jun 17, 2010
    Hi! My name is Ashley. I live in Minnesota. I am the new Mom to two female Cayuga ducks that are three days old. We (the kids and I) have raised chicks for three summers as layers for my sister's farm. I felt ready to take the plunge and make a forever home for a few feathered friends (two of our kids have severe allergies to fur). I am nervous about the winters here and have big plans for a duck house....but I am curious if people go and shut the door nightly on their houses if the ducks are not in a run?? I have a common pond in the back of our house that is shared with neighbors so I am trying to see if free ranging during the day is an option of if I will have to make a run. We have done both for the chickens. Any advice or suggestions are appreciated. I have been reading your posts on everything from first aid kits to housing. Thanks for the Purina Mills suggestion, a feed mill by my house carries duck grower feed for when they are old enough.

    Thank you again for all of your experience and knowledge!
  2. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Songster

    Mar 18, 2010
    South Carolina
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. fluffystuffs808

    fluffystuffs808 Chirping

    Sep 22, 2009

    ALOHA.......from Hawaii!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: