Can ducks and chickens live together?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newchickens2009, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to know if I can keep chickens and ducks in the same coop?
     
  2. DuckyMom

    DuckyMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This depends on the birds. as long as you feed them seperatly they shouldn't have to big of an issue.
     
  3. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
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    I have a trio of pekins that live with my layer flock. Mt big cochin hen who cant jump up to the perch even cuddles up with them for the night. As long as you can keep the ducks in their own little area where they cant get pooped on by roosting chickens you should be fine.

    My ducks even eat the same feed as my chickens so that makes it easy too.
     
  4. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    I had Cayuga ducks in with my layers. Ducks were fine socially, even cuddled up with a hen that has a lame leg and cannot roost with the other chickens. BUT, remember they do tend to be messy. Leaking water all over and causing wet bedding. Where I live I cannot put the water outside unless I have a heated waterer so they made the inside of the coop a soggy, stinky mess. Loved their antics but chose to go with bantam ducks that will be housed separately.
     
  5. Highland Moongazer

    Highland Moongazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, they can, but it's a big nasty ducky mess.
     

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