Can one duckling be raised with chicks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Fluffles1, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Fluffles1

    Fluffles1 Out Of The Brooder

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    We were looking to get some more chicks and possibly a duckling this spring, my question is this- can one duckling be raised with chicks, or will it get lonely?:/
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could be raised together if done carefully, but the duckling would be happier with another duckling friend.
     
  4. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Yes they can but they make a big mess with the water all the time. I do think a duck would be happier tho with their own kind. You might have the problem to if you get a male duck he would try and mate with your chickens. A male duck can kill a hen if he mates with her.
     

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