Can you raise different species in one brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickengarden, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. chickengarden

    chickengarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to buy some more chicks this year but I also want ducks, turkeys and guinea. Can I raise them all in the same brooder? What do I need to know?
     
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have done it but ducks are messier, and turkeys require different food than chickens do, chicks and turkeys together is better than ducks with turkeys.
     
  3. Deerling

    Deerling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had two ducklings in with our four chicks for only a few hours. They get along fine, but the ducks are constantly spilling the water everywhere and they poop so much more! Too messy for the chicks. I especially worried about the dampness.
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    ducks and chickens are a crack up! I had a duck and no girl ducks. the fell in love with one hen and would follow her around and talk to her. I guess she was a good listener. when he wanted romance he would seek out an australorp. Ducks have no social edict though, when you pour food for hens it is top hen first, ducks will just run up and act like it is a cruise ship "common' everybody dig in!"
     
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