The NFC B-Day Chat Thread

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

  1. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    we will be brooding in the house, so that is really my only concern, is how much sleep will be lost.

    if it's not too bad, I may jump right in to getting some duck eggs. I'd like to build them an area close to our garden, and have them patrol it for bugs. wonder if I can train them to run the rabbits off?
     
  2. N F C

    N F C just 1 more cup pls Premium Member Project Manager

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    I brooded both sets of chicks I've raised in the house and don't remember losing any sleep over it (other then me wanting to watch them 24/7, lol). I loved having them in the house because they're just so much fun to see, it was like kids leaving home when it was time to put them out in the coop.

    Your kids should have a ball with them!
     
  3. N F C

    N F C just 1 more cup pls Premium Member Project Manager

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    Oh and for ducks running off rabbits?

    HA! [​IMG]
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

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    I thought it was the 11th, my birthday :D
    Oh that's sounds wonderful :highfive:
    Using something you already have really helps too. That's a real plus if you can brood there too, fingers crossed on the weather for you :fl
    I love brooding in the house but it does get dusty with them :/ I can also imagine ducklings are quite messy!!
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

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    No sleep lost here either with them in the house :D
     
  6. N F C

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    OOO, maybe I'll have to name one of them after you in honor of your b-day!

    Everyone says the same thing about ducks...they're cute but very messy. And the grow every time you turn around. And I'll have 10 of them. Yeah, I'm hoping to brood them outside.
     
  7. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    I know they will. I think the main problem will be the 2 year old playing with them too much. She's a regular in the big coop, catching and picking up our pullets that are about 3 month old.

    yeah, dang wild rabbits, come out and routinely eat new growth on the green beans!! they are sneaky, and only do it at night, when I'm sleeping.
    thanks.
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

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    Maybe ;) A cute little duckling named after me! :D

    Oh 10 that's really going for it :th
    Are they sexed when you get them?
     
  9. N F C

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    So if it's ok with you, I'll name one of them Kim! I like that [​IMG]

    9 out of 10 will be sexed (female). The 10th, a Welsh Harlequin, will be an unknown. I figure if I end up with just 1 male (or get lucky and have a 10th female) it should work out fine.
     
  10. N F C

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    Wild rabbits are what kept taking our peas last year. After planting them for the 4th time just to see them mowed down to stubs, I gave up.

    The ducks won't be much help keeping the rabbits out because at night, they'll be in their house. And that's when the rabbits come out, as you know! [​IMG]
     

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