can ducklings be added in with older chickens

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mrbratt2u, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. mrbratt2u

    mrbratt2u New Egg

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    My daughter wants to get a couple of baby ducks, We have 14 chickens (13 hens/ 1 rooster). Our chickens are 2 years old. Can the ducks be safely added and at what age can I put them together. Thank You for any help.
     
  2. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my experience No. That's just what I've dealt with. Others have probably had positive outcomes. Especially when they're raised together. But if I put my ducklings in with the chickens right now they would be tortured. I have a really mean chicken. :) and my babies are... .9 week old.

    I'm sure someone will come along and give you a positive story though.. I've read a few, just never had any luck with combining the two.
     
  3. callahanfarmgirl

    callahanfarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 hens & 1 rooster, all a yr old. I have recently added 4 ducklings & everything is going great!!! I live in Fl so it was warm enough to were I kept them in a "day pen" I threw together in the middle of the yard to protect them from predators & then at night I would put them in a dog crate inside the coop. They are now about 9 weeks old and everyone free ranges together & puts themselves up in the coop at night!!!
     
  4. mrbratt2u

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    What kind of ducks are good to get? We wantto get some that are going to be friendly and good egg layers.
     
  5. callahanfarmgirl

    callahanfarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am too new to ducks to answer those questions!!! The 4 I have are my first. Hopefully someone else will chime in & help you out.
     

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