Baby ducks with Hens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by backyard, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. backyard

    backyard New Egg

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    I have 7 hens and am thinking about getting 2 baby ducks and allowing them to be with the hens until summer. The hens are very easy going I am just wondering if they will hurt them
     
  2. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    My chicks abused my duckling! I wouldnt do it. Set them up their own area. [​IMG]
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Yes, my chicks killed several ducks, mamed a couple and I got one out alive. This was all in a couple hours. When I put them in there they all were nice and sweet, when I turned my back they put the smack down on them.
     
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I housed my ducks with my Chickens, and no problems. When the ducks were younger, I made a seperate area in the coop, till they were old enough to take care of themselves, which didnt take very long since they grow so darn fast![​IMG]
     
  5. backyard

    backyard New Egg

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    Thanks I was not sure. I have several baby chicks with thier momas but was not sure about introducing ducks. You are right they can change moods in a blink of an eye.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I keep everything separate. No mixing of the fowl.
     

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