New to Poultry

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jennajolynne, May 19, 2017.

  1. jennajolynne

    jennajolynne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! My name is Jenna. I am from upstate NY and I am a newbie to poultry. I am a new mother to two pekin ducks my uncle so generously bought my daughter for Easter without my permission but then I went with it and added on to the funny farm. We have a two week old rouen and a two week old blue Swedish, and we did have a two week old magpie but she passed in the night :( (I will talk about this in another thread) I also have two three week old African geese and 19 chicks. My husband built a lovely outdoor hoop coop and we picked up a cute kids playhouse for $50 on craigslist that we repurposed for our ducks and geese. We have yet to build an actual wooden coop for our chickens because we are getting some quoted through the local amish. I will end up with twelve chickens as seven we are raising are Cornish cross for butcher in about seven to eight weeks which I still don't think I will handle well. My other chicks are a mix of Americauna's, Salmon Faverolle's, Black Australorps, Silkies, a Cuckoo Maran, and a Welsummer. I should also mention I am raising a two year old daughter as well as taking care of two large canines and two felines. My job is never done, but it's fun! hoop coop.jpg Hoop coop shown on left.
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  2. MrsEskew

    MrsEskew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the poultry world! You certainly have your hands full but after its all said and done, it's definitely worth it!
     
  3. jennajolynne

    jennajolynne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should also mention we have a large pond for our ducks and geese to live at during warmer months. My dad is going to construct some sort of floating dock or shelter for them. During winter months I will bring them back up to the house.
     
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  4. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    :welcome
     
  5. chickisoup

    chickisoup one Blessed chicki Premium Member

    Good morning and welcome!!!! Have fun with your new "gifts" :welcome
     
  6. vachick15

    vachick15 Chicken Obsessed

    :welcome
     
  7. BantammChick

    BantammChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!:welcome:frow
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
     
  9. Mooker

    Mooker Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! :frow
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Jenna, Hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do.
     

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