Saying Hello, Duck Dad from Maine.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OldTownKhakis, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. OldTownKhakis

    OldTownKhakis New Egg

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    Hi,

    After spending many hours reading the great advice on this forum I've finally taken the time to join. Thank you all the the great information you have already shared, and looking forward to future idea/knowledge exchanges.

    About me:
    Before I moved to Maine (US) I lived in Southern England, and then North Wales (UK). My Mum has had ducks and chickens for years, but after I grew up and left home, so I never spent much time around them. Most of the knowledge I get from her is based on living up a mountain in Wales, and not always directly transferable to the Maine climate. This Spring (2014), while feeling rather disappointed by the quality of the duck eggs available locally, I got tempted by the large tub of ducklings peeping at the local hardware store and came home with four Khaki Campbell ducklings. It was at that point that I found BackYardChickens.com and tried to absorb as much information as possible. In the house we also have three old Welsh cats, and two Maine mutts. The cats don't really venture outside much anymore, but when they do they keep a wide distance from the ducks as they chase them as soon as they turn their back on them! The dogs don't "see" the ducks and only acknowledge the duck poop or food as potential scavenged treats!! I try to keep an organic kitchen garden out front of the house where it's sunniest, but with all our maple trees sunny is a relative term. I also keep a vermiculture system in the basement for composting kitchen scraps.

    Cheers,
    Neil.

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  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Love the pic, thanks for sharing!
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Welcome! Beautiful Ducks! I love Khaki Campbell's, they are very sweet and good layers. [​IMG]
     
  6. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Beautiful duck pic! You might want to stop by our ducks section to share stories, pics and just talk to other duck owners...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Enjoy your babies and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! 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, including Khaki Campbells), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. Definitely post on our duck section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks and take advantage of our duck experts there. 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.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. 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!
     
  10. 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.
     

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