I have 5 chickens and 2 pekins (male and female). They have been living together since I got them as hatchlings. We ordered this chicken coop hoping that the ducks would be okay going into it…the place we ordered it from said they had other people that used it for ducks with no issues. Our ducks are not interested in going inside of it, and presently, I just lock the chickens inside of it at night. My ducks are very happy living on the enclosed "underside" of the coop, and being able to roam the run at night. During the day, the chickens are let out into the run with them. …then when I am hope everyone gets free range of the yard. I sort of like that the chickens have somewhere to "escape" the ducks…the more I read about drake's being jerks, the more I am worried that Bogey is going to get rough with my hens.
My question is this: If I enclose the underside with heavy plastic/sheeting for the winter, and also enclose the run (with some ventilation)…do you think my ducks would be okay staying there through the winter?
Here is a picture of my coop and run…you can see the underside where my ducks like to go..
Here is a closeup…with a couple of my hens hanging out underneath.