Call Ducklings and Cochin chicks are hatched & brooded together here for about a week. Due to the water-nymph nature of the ducklings, they are seperated about a week old. Both are fed non medicated chick or duck starter. After a week they are put into kiddie pools with wood chips. Chick brooder pool stays dry and they keep it stirred. Duck brooder pool needs changing daily! When they are housed with the other adults, they are in seperate enclosures also - divided by fencing. Ducks have large kiddie pools & chickens live high and dry. This works for me.