Campbell duck question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BeardedChick, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. My Campbells are 3.5 weeks old, and I'm thinking about moving them to the brooder coop. It's currently inhabited by 3 pullets who are about 3 months old - two silkies, and an EE.

    Would this breed of duck be safe with the silkies? They seem like they would not be an aggressive breed, but its hard to tell because they are so shy around people.

    I just don't want anyone to get hurt. But I'd love to move them out of the basement. Stinky quackers. [​IMG]

  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I would go ahead and move them. I put a chicken in with my ducks when they were young and the worst that happened was the ducks would run into the chicken and try to knock her over.
  3. Thanks! I am not sure who will be more scared - ducks or chickens. I suspect ducks because the silkies have too much fuzz to see what's going on!
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Khaki's aren't generally mean that I have noticed. BUFFs however...yikes! Big bullies!
  5. Oh, good. I thought about PM'ing you to ask...

    Khakis seem too busy to bully. [​IMG] I need to get a step built so they can get up to the pop hatch - then out the little buggers go!

  6. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

    Aug 27, 2008
    Utopia, Texas
    Well, I have two lovely campbell girls who are very aggressive - they love to chase my chickens around, especially when the chickens get near their feeder! All my birds are free range, I think they are just defending their territory!
  7. Oooooh, so maybe a perch with the chickens feed and water is in order... The ducks can get fed and watered at ground level. That would actually solve a couple of problems... I could put the bigger chicken waterer up higher and let the ducks get their water outside.

    Brilliant! [​IMG]

  8. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

    Aug 27, 2008
    Utopia, Texas
    Great idea!!
  9. I bet a little ramp up to the perch would be perfect. My understanding is ducks have a hard time climbing ramps...

    That really does solve some problems. [​IMG]
  10. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!!!!! Duckies are moved out to the brooder house! I am a happy duck mom!!!!!!

    The house is gonna smell GOOD again! WOOT!!!!!

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