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duckling and chick

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Notice the lack of S in the title.

 

I know ducks and chickens can live together and share a space. My girls co-habitate a pen in the summer during our baby fox season and we have no issues.

I have 4 ducks and 1 chicken. There are now 2 more 6 week old chicks sharing the chicken house and they have the pen during the day. Introductions are slow, but they seem to work that way, so we take our time.

 

I do small numbers to brood (2 to 3 each time).

I know they do best in 3+ but have had 2 work well a couple of times.

 

The local feed store has no mins, I can buy 1 or I can buy 100 or their entire stock.

I don't want a lot of birds.

 

Has any body had any experience raising one chick and one duckling together? Then integrating them into an existing flock of ducks and chickens?

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You could end up with both confused at what species they are, they really should have at least one of each species to bond with for their mental well being.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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