Baby ducks with chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by slimt, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. slimt

    slimt Hatching

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    Hi, we recently got 5 baby ducks. We currently have a rooster and 8 hens. Can we put them in together and if so, at what age. Thank you in advance for any advice. We are new to raising chickens
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. You should post this on our duck section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks where are duck experts reside. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  3. slimt

    slimt Hatching

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    Thank you, I will do that
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I know you can raise chickens and ducks together but you should start when they are young. It's hard to introduce ducks to chickens. So mix them when they are young.

    X2 in the duck link provided by Michael.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    You're welcome.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Ducks have different requirements. Water, water and more water! And chickens can't take such damp wet conditions. You will want to keep the ducks in their own coop and area. But yes, definitely post in our Ducks section for more help with your ducks.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    X 2 on TwoCrows suggestions - welcome to BYC.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Ducks and chickens may be able to free range together but it's best if they are cooped apart. Ducks are very messy poo-ers and love to splash around any water they can find.

    Next to them chickens seem discrete - they don't like being wet.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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