Baby chicks and a duck??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by neckringer, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. neckringer

    neckringer Out Of The Brooder

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    Could I raise a baby duck with my chicks? Just curious how they would get along and what about feed?
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    They will be just fine together. We feed ours chick starter same as our chicks. [​IMG]
     
  3. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about when they get older. Can they eat the same chicken feed?
     
  4. neckringer

    neckringer Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told they were fine but wanted to run it by all my friends here at byc. Thanks, I went to TSC today and what do you know chicks and ducks. I am a addict and my name is neckringer, My wife thinks I have lost my mind. First she heard the radio I put in the coop for the chicks and chickens, now I have 5 more and a duck. I have modified my brooding area to seperate my 4 week old babies from Donald and the other five new chicks. I am not really crazy... am I?
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Our ducks eat what our chickens do. They are just fine.
    LOL, neckringer, you always start out with 2 or 3 chickens, then more chickens, then ducks, geese, quail, turkeys, pheasants, peafowl. You never know whats next and how many youll end up with. [​IMG]
     
  6. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    are the chicks bantems ? i just lost one of my rosecombs that got trabled by a duck
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    neckwringer, I don't know if you are normal, but at least you aren't along [​IMG]
     
  8. Ms Ellen

    Ms Ellen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are terrible enablers there at TSC. Ours had ducks and chicks too but I resisted the ducks. Neighbors would not understand that.
     
  9. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, they can get along fine...
    These two are Best Buddies! They follow each other everywhere!
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    They eat the same NON medicated chick starter and will eat layer crumbles when they are ready. I did worry early on that the duck would squish the chick, but they were fine. Ducks are much messier and I have them on a wire floor otherwise the chick would be filthy. Good Luck!
     
  10. kycklingmamma

    kycklingmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    just make sure you give them unmedicated chickstarter, the medicated will kill ducks.

    I have chicks and ducks, and I just put our 5 week old ducklings out in the henrun and house and they are lovin' it.

    Good Luck, Kycklingmamma
     

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