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post #11 of 18

Don't get just one chicken.

 

I had 5 chickens, and then down to 1 chicken. I still have the 1 chicken and have finally been able to get a couple new chicks so she has friends of her own again.

She does hang with the ducks, but the ducks aren't always most welcoming of her. I'm sure she'll be happy to have friends of her own again.

 

I'd get at least 2 if you get them as adults, or 3 if as chicks in case you lose one before they get older.

post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
So if I get 3 chickens and 4 ducks. Isn't that a lot for a 5x7 coop with a top roost and a 20x20 run?
post #13 of 18
Thats plenty of space, as long as you don't have male ducks.
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ok well until they are full grown I won't know if I have any male ducks
post #15 of 18
I'm going to be getting some ducklings soon and already have had one chick hatch, can I raise them together? I know the ducklings can't have medicated food so I'm not sure if I can feed one food to both the ducks and chick ?
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
From what I understand you can feed them unmedicated chick food and add the Brewers yeast to the food
post #17 of 18
Ok thanks! I'm just hoping that's ok for the chicks to eat as well. Given my chick has been eating some adult food with its mom I'm sure it will be. Lol
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yeah the unmediated is just fine
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