The NFC B-Day Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sunflour, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  2. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Aw, shucks! I'm blushing here! [​IMG]
     
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I finally did it, took the plunge, bit the bullet...10 beautiful little ducklings have been ordered and should be showing up at my house April 11th! I'm already excited and can't wait to see them. This could be a long winter...

    Oh goody, I'm getting DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Well, we need to know breeds, I have muscovy, my girls are still waiting on a new man, they have been without one since last winter.

    Edited to add congratulations.
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I've wrestled with which breed to get forever, did a lot of reading, made up a chart to compare at a glance things like broodiness, color of eggs, etc. First I was only going to get 6 but once DH found out it would actually be cheaper to get 10 (due to shipping cost), he "twisted my arm" and convinced me 10 was a good number. So I just got all the breeds I wanted to try:
    1 Buff
    2 Khaki Campbell
    1 Cayuga
    1 Welsh Harlequin
    2 Blue Indian Runners
    1 Blue Swedish
    1 White Hybrid Layer
    1 Pekin

    It's going to be fun trying to figure out who is who, especially when they are little. And interesting to see how the various breeds are different. And finally, sometime next year, I'll get to try duck eggs for the first time!
     
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  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congratulations!

    Do you have a pond, if not then gives you time to add one :)
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    That's going to be a real pretty mix for you, should be lots of messy fun.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks! Nothing like some good clean, messy fun [​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Add 'smelly' to that list. Will you be able to brood them outdoors?
     
  10. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good morning!

    @LittleLakePhil you need to check in here...I think there's a birthday we need to celebrate!
     

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