NY chicken lover!!!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by peggym, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. ladylibra

    ladylibra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2011
    Oneida, NY
    YES! I love my scovies too! they are a lot leaner. We ate one a couple of days ago. Mmmmm. lean and meatier than other ducks I've helped butcher.
    I love their personality too, they hiss and laugh and squeak. NO QUACK. I dig that. They are the perfect duck for my Homestead!
  2. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

    Apr 12, 2011
    East Nassau, NY
    I'm the odd duck in here - no kids, and I'm the primary income by far in my house. I need a wife of my own! [​IMG]
  3. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    West Lebanon, NY
    I have always said that I needed a wife!!!
  4. Lapeerian

    Lapeerian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2012
    Nah, you're not that odd. You have feathered kids. Or at least I tell mine "goodnight kids" as I lock them in the coop. I have one human variety kid and that is where we are going to stay. I am also the primary income, hubby works the main desk at the YMCA so income is pretty low on his end but does help. I don't qualify as SAHM material, I stayed home with little girl when she was born for 10 weeks. I felt so isolated and missed my job. I know it is not for me, but great for other moms. And little girl loves going to 'school' with her friends. Except today we are home with an upset tummy, probably from nasal drip. She'll survive.
    I'm stressing not being at work today because of the looming sequester. I am a federal government worker, but one of those at the bottom where the cuts begin (not at the top in congress [​IMG]). We won't have layoffs, but furloughs are possible. Not looking forward to unpaid time off. I'll survive, but it will suck. And this is why I am growing so much more in the garden this year to help us get by, now to find that extra 100 square feet or so.
    Speaking of garden, on my to do list today will be pulling out my seed starting supplies to see what I need to buy more of. Come on Spring! We don't have mud, too much snow for that. With the rain, it turned to slush. And the slush froze. The driveway is now frozen ice ruts. And it is snowing again. [​IMG]
    Happy Friday everyone!
  5. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2013
    I'm not entirely sure -- maybe a Production Red or a New Hampshire ?

    I call him "The Boss" ... he's a handsome fella that struts around someone's front yard not too far from my house.

    Perhaps someone else can weigh in on his breed...

  6. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Well you just let me know, we'll work it out then.
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I'm reading on ducks and it says all ducks are thought have come from Mallards and Muscovy's. How that work and/or I don't know.
  8. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2011
    Albany, NY
    I said that for years. Then I found one. He happens to be male, which works well in my life....but he does all the things a wife would do including making appointments for me. LOL
  9. brahmapapa

    brahmapapa Chillin' With My Peeps

    hummm, i have always read that muscovies were a breed seperate and unto itself, where did you read that, i would be very interested in exploring that source, thanks
  10. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Black Australorps. They lay the best out of all the birds I own. And I own quite a few.

    Shipping out eggs on Monday for the swap. Thinking about what to send, depends on who decides to lay. The BA's always seem to come through but I want to send something "funner". Just have to wait and see.

    Ducks are so totally cute and fun. But boy-o-boy are they messy. I tried to have them in with the chickens but they slobber water all over inside the pens. Then the shavings turn to ice blocks. Wish I had a different set-up or knew how to deal with them better. We only have 3 Mandarins. No quacking out of them either. Strange drumming an squeaks.

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