adding guineas and ducks to the flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by big faulky, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. big faulky

    big faulky New Egg

    Feb 11, 2013
    east texas
    I want to add ducks and guineas to the flock. I understand that there may be some pecking order issues. I have 5 month old chickens. I plan to raise the ducks and guineas in the same pen until mature, away from the chickens. My main concern is disease/parasites. At some point all will free range together and I don't want to add if it will cause sickness. For example, I have read, there is a risk keeping chickens and turkeys together because chickens could eat Turkey poop and increase the chance of getting blackheads disease. I believe that is what I read. Anyway, I hope I posted this in the right place. This site has been an amazing resource for me to get started with my chickens.
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    I have free range ducks locked up at night. I bought chicks last night at TSC with plans to let them free range with the ducks in a few months.

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