Proud Duck Mama from a science project!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by syoung6868, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. syoung6868

    syoung6868 New Egg

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    First of all, let me say HI! I am new to raising ducks. My daughter had a science project where they hatch birds at school and then students take them home (pending parent approval). And lucky me...I said yes. I put up with smelly Nellie (Pekin Duck) in my garage...I watched her make a mess in her house and have to clean it...ugh. Then I started putting her in the pool and found myself with a smile on my face. I found myself talking to her as she roamed the yard. I even found myself playing with her and I'm not sure when it happened! But...I think I love her! OK... I admit it.... I DO LOVE HER!

    1) Are you new to ducks/ when did you first get ducks? New to ducks and got her on the last day of school in June. She is about 3 1/2 months old. She's a Pekin Duck.

    (2) How many duck do you have right now? Right now???? Funny you should ask because as of today...we have 5! Our new ducklings arrived in the mail today! And I have never been more excited! It was nerve wracking waiting for them to arrive though. So many horror stories about mail order ducks, but if you want a variety. It is the only way to go.

    (3) What breeds do you have? We now have one each of Pekin, Choc. Runner, Black Swedish, Buff and Cayuga.


    4) Names: Duck names are Nellie, Iggy, Orianna Grande, Luna, and Django (pst...the "d" is silent!!!!) lol

    We are in the process of finishing the duck coop and run for the new ones to live. I will post pics when it's finished if anyone is interested!

    I am so excited to start this new adventure! And, I look forward to all the support and advice I receive from this forum!
     
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Very good and thorough introduction. 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. If you need to, you can get in touch with our duck experts on our Duck section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks. 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.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    P.S. I forgot to add that I would love to see pictures of your duck coop and run when it is finished. :eek:)
     
  4. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on your new ducklings! Definitely stop by our ducks section. Michael has left you with the link.

    Enjoy those new babies and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck with your duckies![​IMG]
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  7. syoung6868

    syoung6868 New Egg

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    Well, you guys are so nice! And very helpful. I clicked on the link and introduced myself to my duckmates. They were v ery helpful with great links to good advice. I thought I would show you some pics of my new additions and of course Nellie too!
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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck with and enjoy your ducks.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    Cute ducks!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Thanks for the pics. As I said in my post, ducklings are the ultimate in cute.
     

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