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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Fisser11, May 28, 2018.

  1. Fisser11

    Fisser11 Hatching

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    So I recently got 2 ducks, one pekin and one rouen. Not sure of their genders yet as they're about 2 months old. I also got 12 baby silkie chicks last Tuesday so they're a week old tomorrow. I understand they can go in the coop at about 4-6 weeks of age. My question is, how will the ducks handle the addition of the silkies since the ducks will already be over 3 months old? I've read that ducks can be territorial? Any answers to my questions will be appreciated!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    You would be better off separating them at least until the silkies are fully grown.
     

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