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I recently bought two little ducklings, and a silkie chick. Do you think that they might get a long since they are little. However, the silkie is still smaller, I have not seen her get picked on a lot by them. I am wondering if I should keep them together, because the ducks keep getting a little bit of bedding in their water. I clean it out throughout the day, but shes so small...

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Silkies tend to get picked on  by other chicken breeds because they look so different.  I would imagine ducks would do the same.  The main reason to not have them together is that ducks love to splash water everywhere.  Chicks don't like being wet, and can get chilled.  Ducks are also great at getting poo  everywhere  - chicks are more discrete

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

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:welcome

 

Drumstick diva's advice makes sense to me. Would it be possible for you to get another silkie or two so you could separate the chicks from the ducks (that way no one would be alone).

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