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Hello, i am a first time chicken owner and also picked up a khaki Campbell duck. They are all 11 weeks old, 4 chickens and the duck. Will they be able to live together? Does the duck need a pool of some sort? Also will she fly when she gets older?
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Welcome to BYC :frow They can live together, but if the duck turns out to be a drake, it would be better to keep him away from your hens, as he's likely to try and romance and injure them, if you know what I mean.

 

Here's some more info on housing different poultry types together:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-keep-different-poultry-types-living-together-in-one-coop

 

Whether or not (s)he can fly I'm afraid I can't tell you, but if you post on the Campbell duck thread, their owners and breeders will tell you more:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/302654/the-khaki-campbell-duck-thread/0_30

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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post #3 of 5

the duck definitely needs a pool but you can use an old kiddie pool. Just  make  sure  they're  on compatible  foods. i suggest you  get  another duck or it will be lonely and the chickens don't have access to the pool because they will drown .

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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What a beautiful duck, the khaki campbells are so pretty. I think your duck may have imprinted on the chickens so unless they fly away, I don't think the duck will. Heed what sumi said about male ducks. Duck anatomy is quite different than a chicken. They can kill a chicken hen trying to breed her. Ducks really do need a little kiddy pool or something to swim in. I don't think chickens will follow them in.

Often chickens hatch duck eggs and are distressed when the babies head for water - but the hens don't follow them in. If you can figure out what sex your duck is, then you could get a mate for it.

You may want to post photos on the duck thread and see if they can tell.

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