BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › When can I introduce chickens to my ducks?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

When can I introduce chickens to my ducks?

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 

Hello! I'm pretty new here and I have a question about chickens and ducks.

 

I currently  have 7 Welsh Harlequins 8 weeks old, and I'm wanting to introduce chickens to the flock to help with the deep bedding I want to do. I'm thinking 2-3 chickens as the house is not too large, about 12' x 8'.

 

My question is, can I introduce them now? Or should I wait till the Ducks are grown?'

 

The house was once a chicken house, so it has plenty of medium and high roosts for the chickens.

post #2 of 3

It depends if the chickens are full grown or not. If they are I'd wait another week or two, if the chickens are around the same age then you can now. I also wouldn't just thrown them together, you'll have to introduce gradually.

post #3 of 3
Glad you asked I have two Khaki Campbell ducklings at 4 weeks and two road island reds at 3 weeks and they will be in the same coop with no older birds, I was wondering when a good time would be for me to let them all in the coop
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ducks
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › When can I introduce chickens to my ducks?