New to this site. Have ducks and chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Luvmy8, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Luvmy8

    Luvmy8 New Egg

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    Hello,
    My name is Dawn and I have just joined this site. I have 12 ducks (3 female and 9 drakes) 2 mallards, 4 pekin, 2 Indian runners and 4 undetermined runners.
    23 laying Isa browns, 15 easter eggers chicks, and an unknown rooster breed.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    Make yourself at home here Dawn. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our flock! :)
     
  3. Adalida

    Adalida Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome Dawn!! Sounds like you have a lovely mix in your flock!
    I do want to ask you one thing; how old are your ducks? Are they breeding age yet? I don't want to be critical but 3 females for 9 drakes is not a good ratio at all. You definitely want to have more girls than boys or your girls may get over bred. I have two drakes and six females and that works fine. I used to have three drakes but got rid of one cause my girls were getting bald spots from the drakes grabbing them.
     
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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Dawn

    Glad you could join the flock! That's quite a mix of birds you have there and I'm sure they must keep you by busy! Have you checked out the duck section? I'm sure you would enjoy all the duck chat there, here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree - too many boys will be running the girls ragged. Since ducks like to breed on water, a gang of them could easily kill a hen - by drowning.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Dawn and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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