Adding 2nd flock to 1st?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ksmith, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. ksmith

    ksmith Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Nor Cal
    I have 10 Hens that I got last year in February. This year I just bought 4 chicks (straight run) and they are about 2.5 weeks old, along with 2 mallard ducklings i got last Thursday. My 10 hens have a coop and a chain link fence around it, where they get locked up at night and can free range through out the day. When my chicks and ducklings grow up I am not quite here how I am going to mix them together. I know that you shouldn't just mix em together but let them get used to each other. My main question is how will I raise my chicks and ducklings (when adults) together, when the adult hens need layer feed and the ducks/chicks need starter/raiser? When the chicks/ducks start laying then I can mix them together but what about before them? Sorry if this is confusing! Thanks!!
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    I always switch everyone to a Flock Raiser (Purina) type feed and supplement the calcium with oyster shell. This feed is designed for all types of poultry and is fine for ducks chicks and chickens.

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