Last year I entered the wonderful world of chickens....became a chickie momma and now have 12 lovely full grown chickens!!! We currently have 29 eggs in the incubator and they are due to hatch on April 15th. My BF would like to add some ducks to our flock. We would like to keep the ducklings and chicks together so when they grow up they can all live together in the same enclosure. I have heard some conflicting information.. as to the feed situation... can someone help me out here. I have heard that the ducklings will die if I only feed them the chicken starter feed... and the chickens wont do well on the game feed... I had some one suggest mixing the two together and they will be just fine. Any suggestions from the experts??? I have seen by many of the photos here that ducks and chickens live fine together... Our local feed store keep them together as well. We don't plan on mixing the new chicks with our older chickens. We are building a new coop and enclosure for them. We intend on having about a 60 x 50 foot penned in enclosure and our coop is an insulated box trailer. Will the ducks do alright in the coop with the chicks or do they need something else?? My BF had ducks and chickens when he was a kid and knows how to set up the swimming area for the ducks so the chickens won't drown. He said the ducks lived in an old dog house. I am intrested in hearing from you all and I am very excited to get the ducklings.. but I want them to live long happy lives and I need to know the best way to care for them. BYC has been a wealth of knowlegde for me and I have some really beautiful healthy and happy chickens from the information I have gathered here, I hope to get the same amount of information for the ducklings as well.