So new, don't even have my first chickens yet!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pinusresinosa, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. pinusresinosa

    pinusresinosa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say that because last year we started with ducks and we're looking forward to adding chickens next season. My husband wants to raise our own meat, and I want to raise bug patrol and egg givers/pets. We're pretty set on breeds of chickens to start with, although not totally sure where and how to get them just yet.

    My family and I live in central MN. We have three ducks right now gritting teeth through this cold winter. I'm mostly a mom, but I also garden and work a little from home. My husband does all the butchering, LOL. We had a really dramatic year last year with sickness and predators with our ducks, but we learned a lot and are approaching this year a lot differently than last year. But through it all, I still have my female rouen, the first duck I brought home and our gateway bird. She seems to really like me- and I love her back.

    Thanks for letting me join!

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  2. SMPfarm

    SMPfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Hello & :welcome

    My husband & I just joined yesterday, but we have been raising chickens, ducks, & other birds for almost 20 years now. If we can be of any help to you please e-mail or message us. We will be glad to help you in any way we can. Anne & Tim
     
  3. brahamacocks14

    brahamacocks14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Did u ever hatch ducklings?
     
  4. pinusresinosa

    pinusresinosa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, we haven't hatched any ducklings. I'd like to though!
     
  5. TwoCrows

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

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  6. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from Ohio! Glad to have you here :) Cute duckie! I have a 7 year old Call duck and absolutely adore her
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. Beautiful duck!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Cute duck!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Cute duck!
     

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