newbie - sudden duck owner!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tillyduck, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. tillyduck

    tillyduck Hatching

    Aug 4, 2014
    hi, i'm tilly and have found myself the new owner of three ducks. we rescued them last minute from an egg farm that had got into financial difficulty and was having to give away their ducks or kill them. i only went for two, but came away with three!

    i think they are aylesbury ducks, from my research, are am told they are roughly 61 weeks old. they've only been here two days now, so i hope they will continue to explore and get used to our half acre garden, the children and nosy lab! we've already had two eggs! the children actually witnessed the laying! it was amazing and completely captured their enthusiasm for looking after our new girls. i've never seen it before either and it was just incredible for something we just take for granted when picking up eggs in the supermarket.

    i am completely new to keeping ducks so i may be posting lots of questions over the next week or so as we try to get things just right for them.

    looking forward to chatting with you all.

    tilly x
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello Tilly and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you are enjoying your new ducks! You will want to head over to our ducks section eventually. Lots of duck experts there too. You can post question, post pics, tell stories and talk duck there...

    Enjoy your babies and welcome to our flock!
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your new flock, very nice of you to rescue the girls, am sure they appreciate their new home. TwoCrows gave you the link for the Duck forum to check out.
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on the duck section.
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Tilly! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. TwoCrows has given you a good link to our duck section where our duck experts reside. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your ducks.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    so glad you joined the flock [​IMG]

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