New to byc and chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LolTetro, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. LolTetro

    LolTetro New Egg

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    The gf and myself decided to get chickens this year so in the beginning of February I got 6 black sex links, 4 Isa browns, 2 batams and one duck. After about a month and a half of them being inside we decided to get started on our coop.. that's where I found this forum! So here's what we got so far. [​IMG] it's a 10x20 run with a coop nesting area I got from tractor supply. I will be building a better coop nesting area once I get more chickens. I've added 2 black astralorps to my flock of birds but they are still feathering out. Here's pictures of them with the rest of my birds in the outside grow out area[​IMG]
    Thanks for looking I'll post with all my progress! I'll also be posting once I buy more chickens like the buckeye!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. If your duckling turns out to be a drake, you may want to get a mate for him so that he does not start breeding the chicken hens.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sourland is right. Ducks have a much different anatomy than chickens. A drake can kill a chicken hen trying to breed her.
     
  4. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member

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  5. LolTetro

    LolTetro New Egg

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    That's what I have read, I'm definitely keeping an eye out.
     
  6. LolTetro

    LolTetro New Egg

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    And from everything I've read on how to sex the pekin duck, mines a female. (I think and hope) [​IMG]

    That's hotsauce the duck. I'm working on getting the duck area put together so even if it's a male it will be separated from the chickens
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us.
    All the best
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  8. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Thanks for joining us!
     
  9. LolTetro

    LolTetro New Egg

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    Just added 3 more to my flock today. Black jersey giants
     

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