Can Ducks and Chickens Live Near Each Other??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Pine Acres Peeps, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Pine Acres Peeps

    Pine Acres Peeps Songster

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    I know this may sound like a stupid question, but I wanted to ask people with expierence. I have raised ducks before and chickens, however not at the same time. I currently have lots of chickens. I am wondering can ducks and chickens live near each other, they will be in seperate large pens. Or do the two transmit diseases between each other? I am very picky about my chickens cleanliness in their pens and coops, everyone is very healthly and I don't want to risk illness. But I would like to add some ducks to the family !!!! Thanks!!!

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  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    My ducks and chickens are always together. I've had no problems. [​IMG]
     
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

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    I'm new to ducks and put my ducklings out with my chickens and they are doing fine. I do have a group of 6 chicks that are about a month old (ducklings are 1 week) that are terrified of them though. It's really funny to watch.
     

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