Can Ducks & Chickens live in the same coop/house

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cardiridge101, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. cardiridge101

    cardiridge101 New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Jan 12, 2010
    I am a city slicker that has moved to the country, so pleae bare with me.

    I have been raising fancy ducks the last couple of years, and someone just brought me a rooster. We are in the process of building a chicken coop. I will have my rooster, and plan on getting him a couple of chicks, so he will not be lonely.

    My question is, can you have chickens and ducks in the same pen.

    Marla
     
  2. RockyPhoenix

    RockyPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

    239
    0
    109
    Jul 26, 2009
    North Liberty
    I was just about to post that exact question! sorry i dont know the answer!
     
  3. ClairedeLune

    ClairedeLune Chillin' With My Peeps

    327
    1
    131
    Apr 13, 2009
    Denver, Colorado
    I had ducklings and chickens in the same coop, and they were fine, but I don't know if it's always true.
     
  4. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    2,229
    52
    234
    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    They can live together just fine under certain circumstances. You need to make sure that the ducks will not get the chicks to wet. There was a really good article in backyard poultry magazine. I recommend you look there.

    By the way, this is the wrong section of the forum.
     
  5. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

    905
    2
    148
    Nov 12, 2008
    Willis TX
    I had grown ducks, chickens, and turkeys all living together, but I don't recommend it... the ducks dabble constantly, which fouls the water. I was changing the water twice a day, and it was still muddy most of the time. And it saturates the surrounding ground, which is another mess to deal with.

    Kathy, Bellville TX
    www.ChickenTrackin.com
     
  6. protodon

    protodon Chillin' With My Peeps

    390
    2
    131
    Mar 3, 2009
    Nottingham,PA
    I have ducks, chickens and geese all staying in the same coop. This is only at nighttime though to keep them secure. They free-range the rest of the day. The chickens all perch and the ducks and geese stay on the ground. I also don't feed or give them water in there. It works out pretty well for me.
     
  7. NEK38583

    NEK38583 Chillin' With My Peeps

    786
    0
    151
    May 17, 2008
    Sparta, TN
    It just depends on the breeds. I have call duck in with my bantam leghorn great match. I have Kahki Campells in with my standard cochins great match. I tryed putting muscovy ducks in with my mottle houdans it didn't work. I tryed putting MD in with my turkeys it didn't work. I tryed putting them in with my guineas it didn't work either. I hope that helps.
     
  8. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,691
    25
    223
    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    I had a pair of call ducks in with my banties and they did great to a certain extent, they went after the troublesome roosters and left the good roos alone, the hen loved to snuggle with the chickens and the drake was wonderful for breaking up any fights among the flock, however they are SOOOOOO messy!!!
     
  9. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    903
    4
    131
    Nov 14, 2009
    Crystal River, Fl
    We have 2 Pekins in with our Hens....no problems.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by