New To Byc

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bellabluerunner, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. bellabluerunner

    bellabluerunner Chirping

    Oct 24, 2011
    Hello Everyone,

    I started this after receiving 3 chocolate Runner ducklings 4 days ago, one of which sadly didn't make the journey, which can happen. I'm happy to say they have been the light of our house, mostly our Boxer Dog who has taken to motherhood which she never had. I've been a country girl at heart and soul, but a city girl by demand. We have 3 Llamas whom my husband would love to see leave the field, lawn mowers really. We have 15 chickens buff orpington's, which has by far been the best bird in the 7 years of raising chickens, they are friendly, gentle and just great to have around, oh yeah and they lay brown eyes!; We have 4 grown runner ducks, two of which are laying on 15 eggs each , and you ask why I had to purchase more? We'll get to that later. Lastly a turkey named sparkles, which my husband brought home last November from a local bird auction, in a mid life crisis I suspect. I don't like to admit at times but he's been the joy to watch for a year now. Funny, because my dad would have a totally different story, like "why isn't it on your dinner table"! Animal lover, but a realistic one at that, I am. So currently I'm nursing a sick duck who has had a lung infection for the 2nd year and with her sitting on eggs we are treating with antibiotics and heat. Keeping our fingers crossed to a full recovery. See I've learned a lot of hard lessons in this "back yard chicken/duck raising" We've named our coop "death valley" to "Hotel" throughout my years of lessons, we've opened shells that had five more days, hence this is why I made a purchase of baby runner ducklings currently in my living room. We've learned about fox, coyotes, dogs, skunks and all kinds of hungry animals out for a free lunch. My passion for animals never seems to be diminished by these mishaps, and I certainly stand to learn a lot more with time. So here I am to hear about your experiences and expertise on handling and caring for Chickens/ ducks/ turkeys, and what ever might catch my interest. I look forward to this fun journey with all of you.

  2. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Crowing

    May 3, 2011
    Magic Birdie land
    [​IMG] WELCOME!!! [​IMG]
  3. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Songster

    Oct 28, 2010
    Petaluma CA
    Hi from Ca and [​IMG]. You will be very happy you joined. There are great people here.
  4. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. katschicks11

    katschicks11 In the Brooder

    Oct 12, 2011
    Edwardsville, IL
    From IL [​IMG] WELCOME
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Welcome [​IMG]

  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    So glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  10. ambrosia

    ambrosia Songster

    Oct 21, 2011
    Welcome!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] from MINNESOTA!

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