3 week old Rhode Island Reds and 1 week old ducks !

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by waterguy81, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. waterguy81

    waterguy81 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2011
    Southwest Louisiana
    I have some 3 week old RIRs (26). I just moved them into an open air coop (dog kennel fence with adjustments) about 3 days ago. I also got 5 White Creasted ducks and 5 Mallard Ducks.

    As I was off work yesterday I wanted to see if they would get along still being young. I put the ducks in with the chicks and sat in there with them and just watched....

    It was free run at first until about 5 minutes passed and soon all the ducks where stuck in one corner of the fence/coop. everytime one of the ducks ran for the food, one or two of the chicks would run them back in there corner. It was funny as the Mallards were a bit more challenging and kept trying there luck.

    But I learned real fast that they would probably starve to death if I left them together so....Back to building a seperate coop for the ducks !
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Animals!! Whatcha gonna do?! [​IMG]

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