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I've been thinking of getting ducks this year too, can you house chickens and ducks together in the same coop?

You can do any thing that you want to .They are you birds. BUT it is not recommended because  ducks are so messy and needs lots of water to keep their nose and eyes clean. They can be pastured together but to share the water and feed, The chickens  would not have clean water. Also most chickend coops have mites. Chickens dust them slef to control mites but ducks preen them self to keep the oil on their feathers.

 

You will do very well , with this BYC site to learn, Like I have on the does and don`t .  To have a healthy flock. One of their links is very good to read.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711  

post #12 of 15

have you decided which breed you are getting?

Poultry obsessed and proud!  

 

God's not dead

 

Own 3 ducks, 5 pigeons and 13 chickens

 

Whovian for life

 

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Poultry obsessed and proud!  

 

God's not dead

 

Own 3 ducks, 5 pigeons and 13 chickens

 

Whovian for life

 

#WHOLOCK

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post #13 of 15
I have 2 welsh harlequins and 1 pekin. The pekin just said laying eggs. I have them because I wanted ducks. They are females and the pekin is very loud. She is almost double the size of the welshs.
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711
You can do any thing that you want to .They are you birds. BUT it is not recommended because  ducks are so messy and needs lots of water to keep their nose and eyes clean. They can be pastured together but to share the water and feed, The chickens  would not have clean water. Also most chickend coops have mites. Chickens dust them slef to control mites but ducks preen them self to keep the oil on their feathers.

You will do very well , with this BYC site to learn, Like I have on the does and don`t .  To have a healthy flock. One of their links is very good to read.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711  

I keep mine separate only because the ducks can't make it up the ramp to chicken coop (type with the run underneath). Once in awhile a duck will get into the chicken coop though. I don't give my ducks water or food overnight and they have been fine.
post #15 of 15
I have pekins (and other breeds) get WH, such beauties, I love them. I don't even care about the eggs my flock of ducks are for eye candy only. And pets! But every year, I go for beautiful. My pekins I thought were gorgeous, and they are, but WH, are the prettiest duck I've ever seen besides my mix and my magpie with a blue bill (but no garenties you'll get a blue billed magpie, and magpies are rare to begin with)
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