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Bitter. Cold. Uncomfortable! Over the summer, I bought 12 pekin ducks (as ducklings) hoping to sell the males and have at least half of them gals, but 3 girls out of 12! we sold the 3 girls, and many of the boys, but now we are left with 5 males. Over the summer, since it was warm, I kept them outside in the peen in their comfy straw, but since it colder, I am keeping them in the coop. I understand that most "duck coops" are on the ground......Ground level. I am in the process of asking my dad for more little buildings. either building or buying. Anyway.........................Are ducks okay in the chicken coop with the others? I have ben doing it for about a week, now idk if it is right?

Poultry are my most favorite farm animal, and the most amusing!

I am the proud owner of 14 Isa Browns, 1 German Shepherd-Great Pyrenees guardian dog (in my photos),3 Silkies, 1 adorable orange tabby cat named Annie Perbu, and 31 chicks which include Bantams and ISA Browns.

My weakness is learning. I will learn about anything. Anywhere. Including My animals, (even though I should already know...

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Poultry are my most favorite farm animal, and the most amusing!

I am the proud owner of 14 Isa Browns, 1 German Shepherd-Great Pyrenees guardian dog (in my photos),3 Silkies, 1 adorable orange tabby cat named Annie Perbu, and 31 chicks which include Bantams and ISA Browns.

My weakness is learning. I will learn about anything. Anywhere. Including My animals, (even though I should already know...

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post #2 of 21
Hi.
Maybe you can ask the question on the duck thread.
Here's a link to it
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/737292/the-duck-thread/17250
I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
Rouen ducks
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I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
Rouen ducks
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post #3 of 21
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Bitter. Cold. Uncomfortable! Over the summer, I bought 12 pekin ducks (as ducklings) hoping to sell the males and have at least half of them gals, but 3 girls out of 12! we sold the 3 girls, and many of the boys, but now we are left with 5 males. Over the summer, since it was warm, I kept them outside in the peen in their comfy straw, but since it colder, I am keeping them in the coop. I understand that most "duck coops" are on the ground......Ground level. I am in the process of asking my dad for more little buildings. either building or buying. Anyway.........................Are ducks okay in the chicken coop with the others? I have ben doing it for about a week, now idk if it is right?

As long as no fighting is going on.......If you meant they are with Chickens? It could cause an issue as Drakes will breed Chicken hens and can kill them.....An extra large Dog house also works great for Ducks.....

 

 

 

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post #4 of 21
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Thank you!

The ducks haven't been fighting lately though.....They hardly ever!

Poultry are my most favorite farm animal, and the most amusing!

I am the proud owner of 14 Isa Browns, 1 German Shepherd-Great Pyrenees guardian dog (in my photos),3 Silkies, 1 adorable orange tabby cat named Annie Perbu, and 31 chicks which include Bantams and ISA Browns.

My weakness is learning. I will learn about anything. Anywhere. Including My animals, (even though I should already know...

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Poultry are my most favorite farm animal, and the most amusing!

I am the proud owner of 14 Isa Browns, 1 German Shepherd-Great Pyrenees guardian dog (in my photos),3 Silkies, 1 adorable orange tabby cat named Annie Perbu, and 31 chicks which include Bantams and ISA Browns.

My weakness is learning. I will learn about anything. Anywhere. Including My animals, (even though I should already know...

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post #5 of 21
I've got 12 chickens and 6 ducks all happily sharing the same coop. I've only got one drake though and he's never attempted to breed the chickens. I think as long as your chickens can get up on a roost to get away from the drakes if they had to, they'll be fine. I like keeping all my birds together because I figure all the body heat in one coop will help keep it warmer.
post #6 of 21
May I ask how old the ducks are?
Edited by chickens really - 12/14/16 at 1:15pm
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post #7 of 21
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May I ask how old the ducks are?


They are about 7-8 months old.

Poultry are my most favorite farm animal, and the most amusing!

I am the proud owner of 14 Isa Browns, 1 German Shepherd-Great Pyrenees guardian dog (in my photos),3 Silkies, 1 adorable orange tabby cat named Annie Perbu, and 31 chicks which include Bantams and ISA Browns.

My weakness is learning. I will learn about anything. Anywhere. Including My animals, (even though I should already know...

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Poultry are my most favorite farm animal, and the most amusing!

I am the proud owner of 14 Isa Browns, 1 German Shepherd-Great Pyrenees guardian dog (in my photos),3 Silkies, 1 adorable orange tabby cat named Annie Perbu, and 31 chicks which include Bantams and ISA Browns.

My weakness is learning. I will learn about anything. Anywhere. Including My animals, (even though I should already know...

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post #8 of 21
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I've got 12 chickens and 6 ducks all happily sharing the same coop. I've only got one drake though and he's never attempted to breed the chickens. I think as long as your chickens can get up on a roost to get away from the drakes if they had to, they'll be fine. I like keeping all my birds together because I figure all the body heat in one coop will help keep it warmer.


Right!

Poultry are my most favorite farm animal, and the most amusing!

I am the proud owner of 14 Isa Browns, 1 German Shepherd-Great Pyrenees guardian dog (in my photos),3 Silkies, 1 adorable orange tabby cat named Annie Perbu, and 31 chicks which include Bantams and ISA Browns.

My weakness is learning. I will learn about anything. Anywhere. Including My animals, (even though I should already know...

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Poultry are my most favorite farm animal, and the most amusing!

I am the proud owner of 14 Isa Browns, 1 German Shepherd-Great Pyrenees guardian dog (in my photos),3 Silkies, 1 adorable orange tabby cat named Annie Perbu, and 31 chicks which include Bantams and ISA Browns.

My weakness is learning. I will learn about anything. Anywhere. Including My animals, (even though I should already know...

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post #9 of 21
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May I ask how old the ducks are?


They are about 7-

 

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Edited by chickens really - 12/14/16 at 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by VolailleAmant View Post
 
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May I ask how old the ducks are?


They are about 7-8 mont

 

Cheers!

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Edited by chickens really - 12/14/16 at 4:02pm
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