Can you keep Ducks with chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by brooster, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I want to get two khaki hens, but can thay stay in the coop with the chickens?
  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Mine do!! I have 5 ducks-1 Cayuga , 2 Pekin , and 2 Mallards. They all get along fine together. Ducks do make a mess with water though. they get the bedding pretty wet, so I have to Change my Bedding quite a bit![​IMG]
  3. 4myHennyPenny

    4myHennyPenny Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Would you need to have at least two ducks with your chickens, or would one duck happily live with a few hens?
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Quote:I had one duck in with the chickens, after she lost her friends to a dog attack. She was alone with the chickens for about 3 months, and now she thinks she is a chicken! She wont go in the pond she tries to get the head Rooster to Mount her, and now with having 4 more ducks around, she is slowly comming around to being a duck again, but still will prefer to be with the chickens.
  5. BigDEEZ

    BigDEEZ Hatching

    Jul 8, 2007
    I have 3 pekins with chickens and they all like just fine together. Just that the 2 RIR roosters think that they are Ducks!!! Its funny to see a chicken try to follow a duck in to a pond. the 2 roosters hang out around the pond wating for the ducks to get out. [​IMG]
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    Ducks are very social, so there needs to be at least 2 ducks, otherwise the duck could end up with social problems and not know what it is.
    if you get older ducks that have never been around chickens, they may fight some.
    I have a rooster that lives with my ducks.

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