Can you put ducks and chickens in the same coop at night??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by peeper123, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. peeper123

    peeper123 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2012
    I have two baby mallards that are a little over a week old.. Eventually i think im going to get a few silkie bantam chickens. My question is can i put them all in the same coop when they get older?
  2. BirdyMe

    BirdyMe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ducks and chickens can live in the same coop together, but I personally don't recommend it. Ducks make a total mess out of everything- that includes the water that your chickens will have to drink.

    Back when I had only one coop, I made do with providing water for the ducks on the ground, and then putting another waterer on a raised platform that only the chickens could fly up to.

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