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can baby chicken and ducks stay together??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kaylove, May 10, 2011.

  1. kaylove

    kaylove Out Of The Brooder

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    hi i have baby chicken's right now and i am wondering if i can keep them with baby ducks?? thanks!
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I don't because ducklings are SOOOO messy and make the brooder wet. A wet brooder chills chicks pretty quickly.
    Plus, I don't brood them at the same temp.
     
  3. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not a good practice.

    Ducks can be especially messy with the water. The result can be disastrous for the chicks. Wet. Mucky. Toes covered with food and poop that can cake on.

    Just a mess I would try to avoid.
     
  4. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can keep them together about 5 days after they hatch. After that, forget it! [​IMG]
     
  5. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been keeping my ducks and chicks together for their entire life, and they havent had a problem, I used hay as a bedding, but it doesnt get that wet or messy....
     
  6. srpaint

    srpaint Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raised my baby ducks and chicks together. Both in the brooder and now outside too. However I have a lot of room. So things like them playing in the water was not a real issue. I just cleaned the bedding often. They are very messy and I can see how that would become a problem though. If I would have had a small brooder I would not have raised them together.
     

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