Adding adult ducks to chicken flock.. Quarantine?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by One Acre Wonder Farm, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2009
    Vermont
    I currently have seven buff orpington pullets (8 mos old). I am considering adding 5 adult ducks. They would be housed separately but would free range with my girls. My question is this: can ducks be carriers of diseases that chickens are susceptible to? Is a quarantine necessary/recommended? Any/all input is appreciated!
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Ducks are alot more disease resistant than chickens. I would still do a quarantine for 30 days though.
     

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