Newbie from lil Rhody

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 57medic, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. 57medic

    57medic Just Hatched

    Apr 9, 2017
    Hello all, relative newbie in RI who became a "gentleman farmer" last year with 4 Rouen ducklings. Successcully raised to adults, and had (red tailed hawk) 2 drakes and 2 hens. My remaining hen went broody during the dead of winter. She dutifully sat but we only got 2 ducklings that we found dead outside the coop?

    Anyway, duck behavior is quite fascinating, and now she has laid 18 eggs and is sitting again. The 2 males act as bodyguards, walking on each side of her when she comes out once or twice a day.

    The 80 lb lab enjoys playing with his new friends, and if the ducks are not getting enough attention, they go behind the dog and pull his tail. Priceless.

    Be prepared for more new daddy questions about this batch.

    Thank you in advance!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  3. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2017
    Somewhere in Maryland
    Medic welcome to BYC, It sounds like you have a nice little family there. Good luck with the hatching this spring its exciting to see them play and follow their momma.
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    [​IMG][​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! Glad you joined our flock! [​IMG][​IMG]
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, 57medic, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! CTKen gave you some great links for explore so I'll just best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under 57medic [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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