Ducks and chickens are very social creatures and need bond with those around them. They are very similar in some ways. Don't let someone tell you its its a bad idea to let them co-exist. Its can be, but not if you really want it to work. Reasons it's bad to the average Joe
- ducks are messy with water and chickens can't live in damp climates
- They eat different feeds
-Ducks can be aggressive towards chickens and vis versa
I have found a way around all of this!
First, the water. For this I found that PVC pipe automatic waters are great, No mess, always clean and lasts. http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC...&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Just install this and have a small pond somewhere away from the coop. And don't worry, ducks use it too!.
And for the feed, just get all-flock feed! Its the same price and is for ducks,geese and chickens. you should be able to find it in your local co-op.
And don't worry about the aggressiveness! it all works out, its just nature.
JUST MAKE SURE- they sleep in different houses. Chicken coop, And a simple dog house full of straw for the ducks!