I have seen several people posting pics of both chicks and ducklings together (love the pics, BTW!) so I am hoping I can get some advice with this.
Everything I have read so far says it is okay to keep ducks and chickens together (please correct me if I am wrong!)
So we are planning on getting a couple of pekins along with our chicks. I want to get them together and raise them together so they can imprint on each other. . .my concern is not keeping them together as much as it is raising them together. Last time I raised baby ducks they were very messy! And wet almost all the time! I am thinking this is probably not the healthiest thing for chicks. Of course we did not have a special waterer for the ducklings as you have to with chicks, because they enjoyed jumping in their dish so much, and everything I read said this was okay. So the question is, what is people's experience raising ducklings with the chicks and what is the strategy for keeping everyone safe and healthy?! We are planning on getting a gosling as well, by the way, to act as sort of a guard for the other birds. Any advice on that is welcome as well!